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Live Arts Launches New Series “POETRY LIVE!”

January 26, 2022 – Live Arts is thrilled to announce a new poetry showcase POETRY LIVE! hosted by local poet James Cole. The first installment of POETRY LIVE! will take place at 7pm on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Live Arts Theater, 123 E. Water Street, in Charlottesville. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested ticket price of $5, and are available through the Box Office at 434-977-4177 or online at livearts.org/tix. Audiences are welcome to enjoy the bar and concessions for one hour prior to the show.

About the Show

Poetry is back in Charlottesville! Join POETRY LIVE! for its debut show: Beginnings and Returns, featuring eight writers from Virginia and beyond: Sara Robinson, Patricia Asuncion, Myron Ballard, Brian James, Bill Prindle, Marti Snell, La’Tasha Strother, and James Cole. In this inaugural performance, local poets will explore questions of genesis, renewal, and the challenges of recovery. Perfect for lovers of verse and newcomers alike, POETRY LIVE! is sure to provoke, intrigue, and entertain.

About The Host

James Cole is a poet, author, and scientist from Roanoke, Virginia. He graduated from The College of William and Mary where he studied neuroscience, creative writing, and medieval history. He is a graduate student studying sensory neuroscience at The University of Virginia Medical School, and his work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Oddball Magazine, Rudderless Mariner, and Angel Rust Magazine. James is the founder of the Charlottesville Poetry Critique Circle, a community organizer for the Live Poets Society, and a teacher of literary theory and composition at WriterHouse. His first poetry book, Crow, come home, was released by VerbalEyze Press in December of 2019.

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