2018 Main Events
February 26 - March 16 Poetry Contest Open for Entries
April 5 Battle of the Bands
7pm-11pm at FM Restaurant in Norfolk (320 Granby St)
April 14 Poetry, Prose and Pizza Open Mic Night
5pm-7pm at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport
News (2410 Wickham Ave)
Sign up to read a selection, or just come and enjoy listening to
other people perform. Bring your own work to share, or choose a
favorite piece to recite. This event is hosted by Nathan
Richardson, accomplished performance poet and published
author. Pizza is provided by Vito's Pizza and Italian Restaurant.
April 28 Kwame Reads: The Main Event
3pm-5pm at Slover Library in Norfolk (235 E Plume St)
Enjoy a book signing and talk with Kwame Alexander and a poetry
Seating is available on a first come first served basis and will
open 30 minutes prior to the event. Free to attend.
May 4 Verbal 2 Visual Art Reception and Awards Presentation
7pm-9pm at Suffolk Art Gallery in Suffolk (118 Bosley Ave)
This evening will kick off the Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Art Gallery's Juried Exhibition of artwork inspired by the works of Kwame Alexander. The reception is open to the public. Artists interested in submitting work must complete the exhibit entry
form by March 30, 2018. Cash prizes will be awarded.
View the calendar below for even more Tidewater Reads related events taking place with our sponsors.