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Science + Literature: Nature’s Poetry & Peril

Join National Book Award Winner Arthur Sze in conversation with Brian Teare on how poetry can help save our planet.

April 25, 2024 | 7PM – 8PM | The Grandin Theatre, Roanoke
Participants write poetry and look at the cosmos at Fairfax County's Poetry Beneath the Stars. Photo courtesy of ArtsFairfax.Event

Fairfax Poet Laureate: Poetry Beneath the Stars

This reading lifts up a variety of voices and experiences to honor the rich legacy and contributions of poets and poetry in the queer community.

May 4, 2024 | 7:30PM – 8:30PM | Great Falls
Poetry Beneath the Stars pairs a telescope viewing and a poetry workshop. Photo courtesy of ArtsFairfax.Event

Fairfax Poet Laureate: Poetry Beneath the Stars

This reading lifts up a variety of voices and experiences to honor the rich legacy and contributions of poets and poetry in the queer community.

August 17, 2024 | 7:30PM – 8:30PM | Great Falls
County parkgoers respond to writing prompts at Poetry in the Parks. Photo courtesy of ArtsFairfax.Event

Fairfax Poet Laureate: Pride Month Poetry Reading

This reading lifts up a variety of voices and experiences to honor the rich legacy and contributions of poets and poetry in the queer community.

June 1, 2024 | 1PM – 2:30PM | Alexandria
Fairfax County Poet Laureate Danielle Badra addresses Poetry in the Parks guests. Photo courtesy of ArtsFairfax.Event

Fairfax Poet Laureate: National Poetry Month Poetry Reading

Come celebrate “Poetry in the Parks,” the Fairfax County Poet Laureate’s community engagement project!

April 27, 2024 | 1PM – 2:30PM | Alexandria
Community Workshop: Nature Writing & Print With Laura Jones, Kim O’Donnell, and Sarah Piper Yates Pollock. April 6th, 9:30am to 4pm.Event

Nature Writing & Print Making

Join Laura Jones, Kim O’Donnell, and Sarah Piper Yates Pollock for a workshop that will feature freewriting, editing into poetry, and printing a short work at the print shop, reflecting on our own story and the natural world.

April 6, 2024 | 9:30AM – 4PM | Pilot
Pictures Captured Together: Flying in Place IV (A highly pixelated image of a person of color leaping or "flying" on a blue background.)Event

Flying In Place IV

Flying in Place is a “playback” theatre voyage set to live music and featuring creative writings by incarcerated PVCC students.

April 19–21, 2024 | Charlottesville
Poet Laureates selected by Virginia Community Colleges will perform their original poetry tied to the theme, "I Belong."Event

Virginia Community Colleges’ Poet Laureate Event

An esteemed panel of judges will evaluate their poetry, poise, and performance in order to select the statewide Poet Laureate of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

April 6, 2024 | 1PM – 3PM | Charlottesville
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Poetry Beneath the Stars

ArtsFairfax and Fairfax Poet Laureate Danielle Badra invite stargazers to contemplate the cosmos through poetic form.

August 19, 2023 | 7:30PM – 9:30PM | Great Falls
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ImmortALL Youth Poetry Season Finale

Hampton Roads youth poets will gather on Saturday, April 29 for the finale of “ImmortALL,” a performance poetry program where oral history shared by elders is translated into original youth spoken word art.

April 29, 2023 | 11AM | Virginia Beach
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Furious Flower Poetry Hour

Join past and present members of JMU’s Furious Flower Poetry Center for poetry readings and discussion.

March 24, 2023 | 4PM – 5PM
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