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A poet blooms: EMU alum finds healing through words and art

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.

Bridgewater College to host International Poetry Festival

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.


Poetry as Documentary: A Literary Salon with Erika Meitner

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 book of new and selected poems reflects the arc of his career

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.

Award-winning poet opens 2014-15 Writers Read series at EMU

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.


James River Writers and Richmond Magazine announce winners of the 2014 Shann Palmer Poetry Contest

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.

Larry Taylor to present organ recital at Bridgewater College

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.


Culture Beat: Local arts, music, more

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.

Bookworks hosting signing for Laura Long

Bookworks in Staunton is hosting an event for poet / novelist Laura Long this Saturday afternoon.

Liz Barnes and Barbara Martin Return to WTA’s Gateway

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.

Open Mic Night finale at Gateway Theatre in 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.

Sibling poets release joint book

Many siblings overcome estranged family relationships, but few decide to express this emotional advance by collaborating on a book of poems.

Poetry slam, workshop at Waynesboro Public Library

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.


Shepherd Bliss: Dancing with Death at Death Cafes

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.

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Winners announced for UVa. Fralin Museum’s 2013 Writer’s Eye competition

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.

Noted poets headline poetry reading at Bridgewater College

Two renowned poets are the feature attractions in a reading of new works in a poetry reading at Bridgewater College on Monday, Nov. 11. Two renowned poets are the feature attractions in a reading of new works in a poetry reading at Bridgewater College on Monday, Nov. 11.

VCU adds Pulitzer Prize-wnning poet to English faculty

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.

Cramer speaks at WriterHouse event

Steven Cramer will discuss his fifth collection of poems, Clangings (Sarabande Books), with fellow poet John Casteen.