Best-selling author Jeff Shaara to speak at CNU in October.

Best-selling author Jeff Shaara to speak at CNU in October. (Slade Downs / January 19, 2012)

Jeff Shaara Event Moved to Larger Venue

Looking for tickets to next month's Jeff Shaara event at Christopher Newport University? You're not alone. The Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium has announced that due to the demand, the event has been moved to CNU's Grand Ballroom of the David Student Union.

The event is free but tickets are required. Click here for more information. To read more about Shaara's works, check out our story online.

Inspirational author Tracey L. Moore to sign books at Heaven and Earth Bookstore on Sept. 14.

Inspirational author Tracey L. Moore to sign books at Heaven and Earth Bookstore on Sept. 14.

Poetry Happenings This Week

If you're looking for poetry in the next few days, here is a sampling of events happening in our neighborhood.

Saturday, September 14

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Inspirational author/poet Tracey L. Moore will sign copies of "Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth"
    Heaven and Earth Christian Bookstore, 1818 Todds Lane, Hampton

    From a news release:  "Business owners and book lovers are encouraged to come out, bring business cards, share information, and connect with like-minded individuals. Door prizes, including a $25 Olive Garden gift card and a $25 Heaven and Earth gift card will be given away in a random drawing. Refreshments will also be served."

    If you miss this event, you have a second chance next weekend. Moore is scheduled to appear at the Newport News Library System's Local Authors' Day on September 21. Read more about it here.

Sunday, September 15

  • 2:30 p.m.
    Ekphrastic Poetry Reading.
    Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, 4205 Victoria Blvd., Hampton
    Call 727-1490 for information.

Monday, September 16

  • New open-mic venue for all artists
    Voncile's Restaurant
    2000 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton
    7 to 9 p.m., every Monday
    Cover charge $5
    Host: Archie Boone

For a more complete listing of literary events around Hampton Roads, check the community calendar posted on our Books page. (Look for the "Book Events" on the right.) 

If you're interested in having your event included, please drop a note to ldprice@dailypress.com and we'll send you information.