Angela M. Carter, EMU ‘09, has been shaped by hardships: she’s a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and of a lifelong battle against depression.
Poets and publishers from around the world will converge upon Bridgewater College Jan. 15-18 for a conference to celebrate poetry, creativity and the global exchange of ideas.
This October, poet Kevin McFadden will interview poet Erika Meitner about the idea of poetry as documentary: what happens when you take on an assignment to report on an entire city—in verse?
R.T. Smith’s new book of poetry, “In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems” (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his award-winning exploration as a poet for the past 33 years.
Evie Shockley, an award-winning poet who embraces both free-verse and traditional styles of writing, will open up the 2014-15 Writers Read series on Wednesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium.
After an extensive review of more than 200 submissions, James River Writers is proud to announce the winner and two runners-up for a bi-annual poetry contest.
Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music at Bridgewater College, will present an organ recital, “Bells, Bizet and Buster!,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, in Cole Hall on the college campus.
On Friday, Aug. 1, from 5-8pm, the Arts Council of the Valley will host Refraction of Wounds, an art and poetry exhibit featuring the work of Angela M. Carter and Dave Buracker at the Darrin-McHone Art Gallery, 311 South Main Street (The Smith House), Harrisonburg.
WTA’s Gateway, labeled “the best intimate musical venue in the Valley,” has scheduled an engagement with Barbara Martin and Liz Barnes. The Friday, June 13 performance will begin at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St., downtown Waynesboro.
Audiences at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 7, will listen to the winners from the third season of WTA’s Gateway Talent Nights and crown the audience’s favorite in the grand finale: “Talent of the Year” competition.
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, Waynesboro Public Library invites you to enjoy activities with poet Maurice McFadden, author of Strength Like Yours.
There was something old-fashioned and even spiritual about selecting the time of one’s own death and then inviting friends over. I have learned a lot about life, love, and death from the Day of the Dead and Nearings’ passage over thirty years ago, as well as from other death experiences. Death can be a teacher, if one moves beyond denial into acceptance—harder in some cases than others. A death awareness movement seems to be growing and takes various forms.
The UVa. Fralin Museum of Art announces the winners of Writers Eye 2013. The Writer’s Eye program challenges writers of all ages to use visual art as inspiration for the creation of original poetry and prose.
Claudia Emerson, distinguished professor, poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, will join the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences beginning Aug. 15.
Steven Cramer will discuss his fifth collection of poems, Clangings (Sarabande Books), with fellow poet John Casteen.