Here's a look at what's going on this coming week in the Hampton Roads writing and reading community.
Friday, Oct. 25
Eileen Rockefeller Growald - Author talk/book signing
Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Growald, author of recently released "Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself," will join Colonial Williamsburg president and CEO Colin Campbell in a discussion about growing up as the granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (The discussion will begin at 4:45 p.m., following the book signing.)
According to a news release, Growald "writes a personal family memoir, giving readers a look inside one of the most important families in American history....Eileen learned at a young age that great wealth could open almost any door but could not buy personal worth."
A reception will follow the talk.
Want to attend?
A Good Neighbor Pass, Annual Pass, Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket, or Museum ticket is required for admission. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Virginia Association of Teachers of English Annual Conference
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg
Please register on site
- M. Lee Alexander -- Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the College of William and Mary
- Sofia Starnes -- Poet Laureate of Virginia
- Henry Hart -- the Mildred and J.B. Hickman Professor of the Humanities at W&M
- Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda -- 2006-2008 Poet Laurate of Virginia
- Moderator Edward Lull -- 2012 winner of the Emyl Jenkins Award
Open Mic Poetry
7 to 9 p.m.
Newport News Barnes & Noble
Yoder Plaza Shopping Center
12170 Jefferson Avenue
For information, call 249-2488.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Author Mark E. Kincaid - Book Signing
Blue Crab Books
7330 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown
Kincaid, a Hampton resident, will sign copies of "Reset." From a press release: "Tom, a young resistance fighter, tries to keep one step ahead of the President's Special Forces unit adn the National Home Guard, who have been ordered to find and track him as he travels west to join an anti-government residstance cell in Colorado."
Author Ethel J. Block - Book Signing
1 to 3 p.m.
Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shoppe
3150 Allainby Way, Hampton
Hampton author Block will sign copies of "Peter the Worm." Read more about the book here.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Saturday Poetry Series - poetry reading
Featuring area poets Pete Freas, Mary DeLara, James Arthur, Jill Winkowski and Charles Wilson
11 a.m. to noon
Williamsburg-James City County Library at Norge
7770 Croaker Road
Contact Ed Lull at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Gregory Freeman, author of "The Gathering Wind," and members of the U.S. Coast Guard's Search and Rescue Team - Discussion and Book Signing
Prince Books, 109 E. Main Street, Norfolk
Did you follow the story of HMS Bounty, replica of the famous British sailing ship that sank during off the North Carolina coast during Hurricane Sandy last year? If so, you have a chance to hear not only from the author who chronicled the last hours of the ship in "The Gathering Wind" (Penguin Group, 2013), but also from the Coast Guard team charged with its rescue.
From a news release: "'The Gathering Wind' is the first comprehensive account of the sinking of the Bounty—a story that captured the attention of the nation. Through personal interviews with the ship’s crew and Coast Guard and sworn testimony from the Coast Guard hearings, Freeman pieces together the mystery of why experienced captain Robin Walbridge sailed directly into a deadly storm—and why the crew didn’t mutiny to save their lives."
TRAVELING PEN WORKSHOP - Writing for Magazines
Presented by Hampton Roads Writers (HRW)
9:30 a.m. to Noon (check-in at 9:15 a.m.)
Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College Campus
Blackwater Building, Room CW-134
Cost: $10 for HRW members, $20 for non-members
From the Hampton Roads Writers website: "This workshop will cover everything a freelancer needs to know about how to build a writer’s resume and get published by magazines. (Local author) Bill Glose will speak from both the editor’s and writer’s perspectives on such things as seeking out appropriate markets, crafting the perfect query letter, and landing interviews with celebrities and notable personalities. An in-class workshop and feedback will be included."
For infomation, go here.