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The Word: An Open Mic for Poets, Storytellers and Fabulists

Back IN PERSON! The Word is in collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers. The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing. We encourage all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the mutual adoration…

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Show & Grow Your Prose

Join us (in-person!) for our first Show-and-Grow event of 2022. Don’t miss the chance to get free, professional feedback on your written work. Presenters will read up to ten minutes of their material, which will be followed by another ten minutes of feedback from our guest critiquers Lauran Strait and Michael Khandelwal. If you desire,…

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The Word: An Open Mic for Poets, Storytellers and Fabulists

Back IN PERSON! The Word is in collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers. The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing. We encourage all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the mutual adoration…

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Poetry on the Pavement Exhibition Opening & Poetry Open Mic

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month, with an Opening Reception for the Poetry on the Pavement Exhibition. The guest speaker at the reception is Luisa A. Igloria, Poet Laureate of Virginia and chair of the Poetry on the Pavement selection committee. Everyone is invited to read your own poem, a favorite by someone…

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CHANGING THE WORLD ONE POEM AT A TIME pt 3

Join The Muse Writers Center and Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria for a three-part series featuring Young Poets in the Community from around Virginia. Part 3: Presenting readings by the High School VA 2021-22 Young Poets in the Community winners followed by a short conversation on their public poetry project proposals. Register to attend…

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CHANGING THE WORLD ONE POEM AT A TIME (pt 2)

Join The Muse Writers Center and Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria for a three-part series featuring Young Poets in the Community from around Virginia. Part 2: Presenting readings by the Undergraduate/College Level VA 2021-22 Young Poets in the Community winners followed by a short conversation on their public poetry project proposals. Register to attend…

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The Word: An Open Mic for Poets, Storytellers and Fabulists

Back IN PERSON! The Word is in collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers. The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing. We encourage all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the mutual adoration…

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CHANGING THE WORLD ONE POEM AT A TIME (pt 1)

Join The Muse Writers Center and Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria for a three-part series featuring Young Poets in the Community from around Virginia. Part 1: Presenting readings by the Elementary and Middle School VA 2021-22 Young Poets in the Community winners followed by a short conversation on their pubic poetry project proposals. Register…

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A Reading and Conversation with David Weber

Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading and conversation with one of the greatest science fiction authors of our era, David Weber. After a brief talk, David will read from his work, and then have ample time for questions. Military service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers will have priority seating. The event is…

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