because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse


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Zata July 2017

CLV Aug 2017

Zata Aug 2017

firehouse sept 2017

Workshops, hikes, and other ongoing adventures…

Poetry in Forgotten Places
Last Saturdays in April, June, August & October, 1pm

The Roots of a City: Chimborazo

Meet outside the park museum, 3215 E. Broad St., RVA 23223
August 26, 1pm

We’re re-vamping the old “Poetry in Abandoned Spots & Forgotten Spaces” this year to a newer, hipper, more streamlined version of itself. The idea, though, is the same: small group events in inspiring, iconic locations get to know each other and the city a little more intimately.

Our 2017 PFP season returns in August with a trip to Church Hill and historic Chimborazo Park! Rain location is the Patrick Henry Pub, 2300 E. Broad St., RVA 23223. RSVP is requested. Please check out full details and future locations on our Facebook page!

Urban FarmhouseMonday night small group critique and workshop series

Join us Every 3rd Monday in Rocketts Landing for a 2-hour, completely free poetry workshop, September though May. Other Monday nights of the month are given to hour-and-a-half critique groups at the Urban Farmhouse in Shockoe Slip, year-round. Confused? See the page headed workshops and critique for monthly schedule and details. All levels of writing experience welcome!

A Gallery of Select Current & Past Events