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The author who gave us Boo Radley and the beloved Atticus Finch will have a midnight release party at Lemaire restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel July 13 for her new novel, Go Set A Watchman.
This Saturday, Retired University of Richmond professor and author Harry M.
Alli Marshall never intended to be a journalist. She studied global studies as an undergrad and then received her MFA in creative writing.
Richmond's greatest sons and daughters, GWAR, have thrown their hate into the literary world, and while we're not expecting William Faulkner, we should probably expect William Fucked-your-mother.
Believe it or not, RVA Mag was not the beginning. Much as we'd love to lay claim to having started it all, the history of independent press in Virginia goes back many years longer than the single decade we've been in operation--and Richmond-based author Dale Brumfield has chronicled a significant portion of that history in his new book, Independent Press In DC and Virginia: An Underground History (History Press).
It's safe to say that Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" makes up the foundation of Poe's reputation as the inventor of the horror genre as we know it today. Having inspired everything from a Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror episode to the name of Baltimore's NFL franchise, "The Raven" is a cultural touchstone known to schoolchildren the world over. But visitors to Richmond's Poe Museum over the past 70 years have seen another side to "The Raven," which was brought to life by the terrifying illustrations of 19th century artist James Carling.
“Lynn Rainville takes us on a walking tour of African American cemeteries in central Virginia.
“I had a full shock of dark hair and long legs like the rest of the women on Freddie’s side of the family, but no one noticed these things.
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has won many fans over the past few decades with his popular masterpieces. Books like The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood, and Kafka On The Shore have captured people's imaginations with their refreshing mix of surrealist fantasy, postmodern alienation, and timeless literary quality. His latest book, The Strange Library, will be released tomorrow, and you can grab your very own copy at a celebration taking place at Chop Suey Books in Carytown tonight at midnight.
Ryan Kent is a poet, which makes sense because he's probably better known around this town as a singer. The lyrics he writes for his band, Gritter, are probably similar to a lot of lyrics, in that if you separated them from the music and wrote them down on a piece of paper, they'd look just like poetry. But Kent has more to say than what can easily be set to a metal riff and a pounding backbeat.
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Some books are crafted by writers, and some are written by storytellers. Land Of The Free by Woodrow "Pack" Landfair (born in Richmond, Virginia) is a book written by a story, which is to say any attempt to unravel the various parallel and intertwining plot lines from one another, the factual from the fantastical, or the narrative from the narrator, is utterly futile.
No city is complete without it’s own science fiction fantasy convention and RavenCon is looking to be Richmond’s quintessential convention for all things Sci-fi
I've previously let you know about Raven Mack, a writer/zinester/poet/wandering spirit from the Charlottesville area, and his recent quest to bring poetry to the masses through his Rojonekku Hand To Hand Haiku Tournaments. But those events aren't the only things Raven's up to right now; not only does he continue to produce zines (see the ongoing One Thousand Feathers project), he's also self-published a couple of books. His latest is Vehicular Tankacide, a new collection of poetry written in classic Japanese tanka form.
Richmond has been introduced to a new publishing company, one that will redefine the marketing of eBooks and what it means to be a local publisher. Meet The Metaphysical Circus Press (MCP).
The other night I stood in the cold and shared a few cigarettes with local musician and poet Ryan Kent. Best known as the singer for local metal band Gritter, Ryan has gained a small bit of notoriety with his recent series, Poems For Dead People.
No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel's debut novel, is a sweeping and lyrical retelling of events during World War II. A New York Times Editor’s Choice, winner of both the PEN USA Fiction Award and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, it was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Huffington Post, was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and was nominated for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award.
By Thomas Pynchon (Penguin)
When discussing an author like Thomas Pynchon, a natural tendency arises to categorize the artist’s output in terms of weight, in both the metaphorical and strictly Euclidean senses. To wit: a gargantuan tome like Gravity’s Rainbow charts towards the high end on both, while the goofball antics of Inherent Vice’s stoner detective Doc Sportello rank towards both scales’ lower depths.