Tags: Poetry

Tuesday: Mar 15

Wednesday: Mar 16

Bus Lines Community Poetry Reading

Wed. March 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Downtown Transit Center

615 E Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Winners of the Bus Lines Community Poetry Contest will share their poetry with all in this lively event! Be among the first to see and hear the newest batch of poems that will enliven your ride on CAT buses this year.

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YWW35! – Celebrating 35 Years of the Young Writers Workshop

Wed. March 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The nation’s flagship program for young creative writers is turning 35! Our alumni have published widely across genres, been recipients of the National Book Award and the Whiting Award, and much more. Join us for an alumni reading to celebrate 35 years of empowering talented young writers.

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Tags: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing

How We Use Poetry to Keep Us Alive

Wed. March 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

The Colonnades - Monroe Room

2600 Barracks Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

Poets Joy Krystosek (Wiping Memories from Room to Room), Sara Robinson (Sometimes the Little Town), and Leonard Tuchyner (A Journey to Elsewhere) will read from their work and discuss with educator Ann Womack how studying poetry and poets can energize, stimulate, and empower an aging population.

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Thursday: Mar 17

Friday: Mar 18

UVa MFA Alumni Program

Fri. March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Alumni from the University of Virginia MFA creative writing program, Jasmine Bailey (Alexandria), Valerie Brelinski (The Girl Who Slept with God), Cecilia Llompart (The Wingless), and Chun Ye (Lantern Puzzle), read from their newest work.

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Tags: Fiction, Poetry

Visual Poetry

Fri. March 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Poets Tony Barnstone (Pulp Sonnets) and Robert Schultz (Ancestral Altars) read, show, and discuss their work.

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Tags: Arts, Poetry

A Celebration of Pulitzer Prize Poets: Rita Dove, Gregory Pardlo, and Vijay Seshadri

Fri. March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

UVa Culbreth Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Festival of the Book continues its strong commitment to poetry featuring readings by Pulitzer prize-winning poets. Rita Dove (Sonata Mulattica), Greg Pardlo (Digest), and Vijay Seshadri (3 Sections: Poems) read and discuss their work.

NOTE: This program is FREE, although tickets are required. Please click the Buy Ticket button on the program page to reserve your tickets.

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Tags: African-American, Headliners, Poetry

Saturday: Mar 19

Sunday: Mar 20

Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

Sun. March 20, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its thirteenth annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including brunch, musical and spoken word performances by community youth, a tribute to book festival authors, book sales and signing. Tickets are $60 and available in advance only. To purchase tickets, contact: cvillelinks@gmail.com or a member of the Charlottesville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

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Tags: African-American, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson

Sun. March 20, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

Monticello Visitors Center - The Woodland Pavilion

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lisa Russ Spaar, editor of Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson, and contributing poets Jennifer Chang, Stephen Cushman, Rita Dove, Paul Guest, Thorpe Moeckel, Elizabeth Seydel Morgan, Debra Nystrom, Ron Smith, David Wojahn, and Charles Wright read their poems.

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Tags: Poetry