Throw on your best dark cloak and practice your melancholy: It's the Poe Film Festival, beginning Thursday at the Poe Museum's Unhappy Hour. more

Sep 21, 2016 2:42 PM Stage & Screen 1 Comments

Celebrity tale-teller Kitty Kelley and several Pulitzer winning biographers are visiting Richmond for the Biographers International Organization conference, June 3-5. more

May 31, 2016 3:01 PM Datebook

Richmond magazine was the first-place winner at the 2016 RVA Awesome Adult Spelling Bee, hosted by the Podium Foundation at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery April 4. more

Apr 29, 2016 11:04 AM Datebook

Three Richmond novelists in the past months have published books dealing with characters who are pretty fly. more

Nov 25, 2015 10:00 AM Arts

Read Dale Hanks' story, "The Inspection," written during the Virginia War Memorial's 10-week Mighty Pen Project for veterans. more

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The author of the acclaimed thriller "Rage Against the Dying" talks about her writing life and her upcoming appearance at the James River Writers Conference. more

Sep 28, 2015 12:14 PM Arts

Robin Traywick Williams is the winner of the sixth Best Unpublished Novel contest sponsored by James River Writers and Richmond magazine. Her book, The Key to the Quarter Pole, centers on an independent woman with a passion for horse racing. more

Sep 1, 2015 1:16 PM

James River Writers’ Aug. 26 edition of “The Writing Show” is set to pay homage to literary Virginia. more

Aug 25, 2015 12:08 PM Datebook

From Thursday to Sunday at VCU, the Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts will bring artists, scholars and other interested participants together to discuss religion, spirituality and art. more

Apr 8, 2015 7:20 PM Arts

He's changed the way people think about comics and the concept of the "graphic novel." It's more about how we create stories and process information. more

Apr 3, 2015 4:43 PM Arts

Poet Janaka Stucky stops here on tour with his latest poetry collection, "The Truth Is We Are All Perfect," alongside Richmond writers Valley Haggard and Allison Titus. Plus, why the Germans didn't blow up Paris and 100-year-old man of many hats. more

Mar 30, 2015 4:48 PM Arts

Michele Young-Stone's first novel took an unlikely occurrence through the tumult of family rifts, love denied, and inexplicable events. In her new book, "Above Us Only Sky," the absolute worst of humanity is juxtaposed against the best. more

Feb 26, 2015 3:01 PM Arts

"Doonesbury" comic strip author Garry Trudeau talks about the "Alpha House" series he created for Amazon, featuring John Goodman, about Republican lawmakers living as housemates in Washington, D.C., and how he started a community theater as a kid. more

Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM Arts


Illustration by Phong Nguyen

During the T3 Academy, Richmond ESL teacher Sylvia Evans wrote down a favorite story from her childhood that she's often told over the years about a family's pig. more

Dec 23, 2014 6:00 AM Arts

Chop Suey Books' literary impresario Ward Tefft, in collaboration with the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on mysterious, winding Ownby Lane, is gathering 28 writers, their books and a jazz band in one place. more

Dec 10, 2014 1:30 PM Arts


Photo by Jay Paul

Maya Payne Smart talks about literacy, VCU basketball and her role as Christmas Mother. more

Dec 9, 2014 4:45 PM News


Photo by Amie Oliver

The Hat reminisces about meeting Robert Wernick, a career journalist, after first getting to know him through his writing for Time-Life publications, as well as Life, Vanity Fair, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated and The New Republic. more

Aug 26, 2014 3:30 PM Arts

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