Upcoming events at WriterHouse

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 PM
From Memory to Memoir with Frances Kakugawa
“I talk funny. How  can I become a writer when I speak Hawaiian Pidgin and read by flashlight in the outhouse?” In her new memoir, Kapoho – Memoir of a Modern Pompeii, Frances Kakugawa digs through tons of lava to unearth childhood memories. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing. WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia, 434-296-1922 www.writerhouse.org.

Seminar: Writing the World
Instructor: Leona Wisoker
Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members
Saturday, Sept 8, 2012 | 1:00- 5:00pm
Mainstream romance, science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, non-fiction…they all require a sense of place. Students learn to lay a foundation for their novels, from big to the small picture. All writing levels welcome; expect to complete several short exercises with discussion. Evening potluck. Writer House – 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA /www.writerhouse.org / 434-296-1922

Seminar: Clarity in Poetry
Instructor: Douglas Nordfors
Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members
Saturday, Sept 22, 2012 | 9:00am-1:00pm
Through exercises and examples, participants will explore one of the trickiest questions modern poets face: How clear should a poem be for a reader? Writer House – 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA /www.writerhouse.org / 434-296-1922

The Difference Between Rock and Bone: The Creative Revision Process
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 6:00-7:00 pm
Instructor: Traci Brimhall
Cost: $9 Members | $10 Non-Members
One of the most difficult and mysterious parts of the creative writing process is the role of revision. Brimhall will demonstrate three major revision tools: the chisel, forensic reconstruction and the Frankenstein. Writer House – 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA /www.writerhouse.org / 434-296-1922

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 PM
The Quest & the Question: A Mid-Apocalyptic Pilgrimage in Verse with Traci Brimhall
Join poet Traci Brimhall for a reading and discussion of  her recently published book, Our Lady of the Ruins, which follows a chorus of wanderers haunted by empire, God, and personal trauma through a mid-apocalyptic world. Brimhall will share poems from the book and have a conversation with poet Kendra Hamilton about collective persona, creative inquiry, and the relationship between form and fear. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing. WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia, 434-296-1922, www.writerhouse.org.

Seminar: Poetry and Performance
Instructor: Camisha Jones
Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members
Saturday, September 29, 2012 | 1:00-5:00pm
Write more descriptively, dig deeper creatively, and perform your words more evocatively. Combining drama techniques with writing prompts and performance critique, learn how movement and sound can inspire writing and writing can inspire movement and sound.  Writer House – 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA / www.writerhouse.org / 434-296-1922

augusta free press
augusta free press news

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.

AFP Business

As professional consultants, Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including website design, SEO, TV/radio, video work, branding and logos, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation. Augusta Free Press LLC was founded in 2002.

Web Design

Augusta Free Press has designed more than 800 websites for clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design, content development and SEO. Short on staff? We’ll work with you to update your AFP-designed website in a timely manner or train your staff to make changes.

Marketing/Social Media Management

Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.

Graphic Design

Augusta Free Press will help you take your vision to the next level. From branding and logos to print materials, our team will work with you to develop products to showcase your business. From brochures and rack cards to full-color magazines or print/digital ads, we’ve got you covered.

Event Planning/Fundraising

Augusta Free Press will help you plan the best event for your organization. From an open house or anniversary to a 5K or Pay Per View, we can handle it all. Looking for training for your sales staff? We can help energize your employees or board. Need ideas to raise more money? Let us help you plan a successful event. Want to hold a news conference or need help with a press release? We can do that too.

Click here for more.