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  4. Late Fall/Early Winter Lit Events

    Monday, November 25

    Poets Reading Poets - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    UVA Bookstore (5:30pm - 6:30pm)


    Monday, December 2

    Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy - Poetry Reading

    The Bridge (6:30pm - 7:30pm)


    Friday December 13

    How to Speak to the Dead with Poet TJ Jarrett: Historical Narrative as Lyric

    WriterHouse (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
    Award-winning poet TJ Jarrett will discuss her recent book Ain’t No Grave, and ways of entering the historical poem as means to a greater understanding of history, as well as the pitfalls of inserting the self into the historical moment. Free and open to the public.

    Literary Masterpiece Book Group

    Fri. Dec. 20 10:00am
    Gordon Avenue Branch, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
    Discussion of My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber. Widely hailed as one of the finest humorist of the twentieth century, James Thurber looks back at his own life growing up in Columbus, Ohio, with the same humor and sharp wit that defined his famous sketches and writings.



  5. This Week in Lit Events

    MFA Reading Series
    Wed, October 23, 8:30pm – 9:30pm
    Milli Joe Coffee, 400 Preston Ave

    They’ve got air conditioning. Come, as always, at 8pm to chill out, and 8:30 to hear some great stuff.
    Gregory Orr and Charles Wright Poetry Reading
    Thu, October 24, 8pm – 9pm
    U.Va. Bookstore
    Prolific poets Gregory Orr and Charles Wright present their work.

    GREGORY ORR is the author of ten collections of poetry, including the forthcoming How Beautiful the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) and the recent booklength lyric sequence Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). Among his other volumes of poetry are: The Caged Owl: New and Selected PoemsOrpheus and EurydiceCity of Salt ( Finalist, LA Times Poetry Prize), We Must Make a Kingdom of ItThe Red HouseGathering the Bones Together, and Burning the Empty Nests.

    He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2003, he was presented the Award in Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has also been a Rockefeller Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Violence, where he worked on a study of the political and social dimension of the lyric in early Greek poetry.


    CHARLES WRIGHT, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, retired from U.Va. three years ago after 27 years on the creative writing faculty. The University of Virginia Magazine described him as “the poet laureate of twilight,” alluding to his musings on the natural world in his backyard. Wright has published more than 20 collections of poems. His most recent is “Bye-and-Bye: Selected Later Poems,” which comprises poems from his last five books, including the complete text of the book-length poem, “Littlefoot.” Other recent collections from this decade are “Outtakes,” “Sestets,” “Scar Tissue,” “The Wrong End of the Rainbow,” “Buffalo Yoga” and “Negative Blue.” He won a National Book Award for his 1983 volume, “Country Music: Selected Early Poems,”  and his 1973 work, “Hard Freight,” was a finalist for the prize.

  6. Head to Charlottesville’s Writer’s House for this open mic and celebration of creative expression. 

    Tonight, Sep 28, at 4-6 pm. 508 Dale Avenue. 

    Imagine giving voice in global solidarity with poets, visual and performing artists in Buffalo, NY, Barcelona, Spain, Tampere, Finland, Tangier, Morocco, Managua, Nicaragua, Tri-Cites, NC, Jerusalem, Israel, Mumbai, India, Crete, Greece, Toledo, OH and more than 100 other countries. Come if a poem has made a difference in your life. Join us for this celebration of creative expression for global uplift. We welcome a broad spectrum of readers suitable for a general public audience.

  7. Support UVA undergraduate writers!  First of the undergraduate reading series this coming Monday.  

    Poetry:  Jack Berkley & Kiyanna Hill (VLR staff member!)

    Prose: Jacqueline Trumbull


  8. Accepting Applications for New Staff Members!

    Apply to be on the staff of the oldest literary magazine on grounds!

    For an application, email vlreditor@gmail.com

    Deadline: Friday, September 13th. 

  9. Our Spring 2013 issue has arrived !  Check out the digital version under “Current Issue.”  [ cover image : Land, Ho!  by Jordan Katcher ]