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February 2019

Spilled Ink – Open Readings at Jirani Coffee House

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
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SPILLED INK at Jirani Coffee House comes along every FOURTH Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.​ Spilled Ink is an open mic night that celebrates the written word. Join local authors, poets, and scribblers as they read their work. All are welcome to listen or read! Be brave!​ ***Please make sure you revise your work to a PG-13 rating!​ Plan on reading 8-10 minutes max. Thank you!  

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By Any Ink Necessary Book Festival

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
New Carrollton Branch Library, 7414 Riverdale Road
New Carrollton, md 20784 United States
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For a Black History celebration, the Friends of the New Carrollton Branch Library will host the first By Any Ink Necessary Book Festival. There will be local MD, DC, and VA authors selling their books. The authors will also each tell you about the books and share their writing/publishing journey. This event is free to the public.

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Write ON the Rails

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Amtrak Station, 9431 West Street
Manassas, VA
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Come on out for a train ride and a concentrated writing session with your fellow writers. Meet at the Vienna Metro out front at 11 a.m. Or to carpool, meet at the Amtrak station in Manassas at 10 a.m. We'll hop on the Metro in Vienna, where we'll have the opportunity to monopolize a car for the whole route to New Carrollton. Bring your notebooks, pens, laptops, phones....whatever will encourage you to write for a couple of hours with no…

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March 2019

WbtR Monthly Writer Enrichment Event: Bios with Style

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
McCoart Building, Prince William Parkway
Prince William, VA
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Have you ever needed to write a short bio but didn't know where to start? Or maybe you started, but you weren't sure you were hitting the mark with the right details and tone. Today is your day. Join us for our March Writer Enrichment event. We'll be in the Powell's Creek conference room (A and B) at the McCoart Building, 1 County Complex, on Prince William Parkway. Enjoy a presentation, time to draft a new bio and a critique…

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Virginia Festival of the Book

March 20 - March 25

The 25th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be held Wednesday, March 20 through Sunday, March 24, 2019 in venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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ApollyCon (Washington, DC)

March 21 - March 24

"ApollyCon is annual, multi-day reader event featuring Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult authors, panel programming, and social events, owned by #1 New York Times & Internationally Best-selling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout. ApollyCon was founded in 2015 and is currently coordinated by Stephanie Brown & Hannah McBride."

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Spilled Ink – Open Readings at Jirani Coffee House

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
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SPILLED INK at Jirani Coffee House comes along every FOURTH Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.​ Spilled Ink is an open mic night that celebrates the written word. Join local authors, poets, and scribblers as they read their work. All are welcome to listen or read! Be brave!​ ***Please make sure you revise your work to a PG-13 rating!​ Plan on reading 8-10 minutes max. Thank you!  

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NoVaTEEN Book Festival 2019

March 30
George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
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NoVa TEEN 2019 is our 6th annual free festival celebrating Young Adult (YA) fiction. It’s a day-long event packed with books, authors, and activities in our new location in Falls Church, Virginia. Book lovers of all ages are welcome! #NTBF19

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April 2019

Roanoke Author Invasion (Roanoke, VA)

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0

"Join bestselling authors of contemporary and paranormal YA fiction and more at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia on April 6, 2019 from 10am-4pm. This is a FREE event for readers! Enjoy an afternoon of books, giveaways, and more as you get the latest releases from your favorite authors and discover new voices!"

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WbtR Spring Writer’s Workshop

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
TBA

We'll have a half-day of guest speakers, discussion and writing! Details to be announced.

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Awesome Con

April 26 - April 28
Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC, 20001 United States
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Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! Awesome Con is a celebration of geek culture, bringing over 70,000 fans together with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, and more! And just like DC, we’re smart, family-friendly, and inclusive – as Awesome Con is home to: Future Con, an area of Awesome Con exploring where science and science fiction meet – created with the Smithsonian! Awesome Con Jr, an all-ages destination for the next generation of fans Pride…

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Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing

April 27
GMU Arlington campus, Founders Hall 3351 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22201
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Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference at the George Mason University campus in Arlington, Virginia that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held for the past 12 years in Washington DC, and the past 5 in Pittsburgh. All proceeds go to participating small presses and literary magazines, and to Barrelhouse.

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Manassas Reads

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
Harris Pavilion Old Town Manassas, Virginia + Google Map

The Prince William County Public Library System, City of Manassas and Manassas City Public Schools joined together to host the first community-wide book festival in October 2014 at the Harris Pavilion. The annual event now takes place in the spring every year and continues to offer many events and giveaways, including LOTS of free books for all ages, prizes, special community guest readers, the chance to meet published and local authors, student presentations, live music and so much more!

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Hanover Book Festival 2019

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
RichmondTimes Dispatch Building, 8460 Times Dispatch blvd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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A not-for-profit community event presented by the Hanover Writers Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, the Hanover Book Festival began in 2006 as a project to promote reading. In this age of television, movie, and computer screens, the written page is becoming an anachronism in many people's lives. To encourage and promote reading as an enjoyable experience, the Hanover Book Festival was born.

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Spilled Ink – Open Readings at Jirani Coffee House

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20110
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SPILLED INK at Jirani Coffee House comes along every FOURTH Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.​ Spilled Ink is an open mic night that celebrates the written word. Join local authors, poets, and scribblers as they read their work. All are welcome to listen or read! Be brave!​ ***Please make sure you revise your work to a PG-13 rating!​ Plan on reading 8-10 minutes max. Thank you!  

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