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POETRY LIVE! Returns to Vault Virginia March 12


Live Arts Theater announces our sixth all-poetry showcase, POETRY LIVE! hosted by local poet James Cole. POETRY LIVE! Memories happens at 7pm on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Vault Virginia, 300 E Main Street, in Charlottesville. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested ticket price of $5, and are available through the Live Arts Box Office online at or by phone at 434-977-4177. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The theme Memories dovetails with the Live Arts production of CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by Lynn Nottage (running March 3-19), a memory play about a Black family in 1950 Brooklyn. As Cole articulates, “The past informs us in ways the future cannot, for life can only be understood backwards, never forwards. Memory is often the richest medium for poetic thought – its many forms tint experience and feeling in countless ways.” 

Join us March 12 when local poets Christopher Sims, Matt Dhillon, James Cole, and others explore these themes of memory, and the shades of recollection we sort through every day.

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. Currently, he is a graduate student studying sensory neuroscience at The University of Virginia Medical School. 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 teaches literary theory and composition at WriterHouse. His first poetry book, Crow, come home, was released by VerbalEyze Press in December of 2019.

About Live Arts 

Live Arts is a volunteer-powered, nonprofit community theater in Downtown Charlottesville. Founded in 1990, Live Arts is celebrating 32 years of forging theater and community. The 2022/23 Transformations Season is made possible by season sponsors Elizabeth and Joe LeVaca, media sponsors C-VILLE Weekly and WTJU 91.1FM, pay-what-you-can sponsor Ting, education sponsor The Local, IT partner PJ Networks Computer Services. The season is sponsored by Allison Partners, The Caplin Foundation, Chaski Global, Pamela Friedman and Ronald Bailey, Barbara and Jay Kessler, Latitude 38, The Madwoman Project at CACF, Panorama Consulting, Silverchair, Strauss Construction, Woodard Properties, George Worthington and Cameron Mowat, and philanthropic gifts by hundreds of theater lovers in our community.

Live Arts is supported by grants from Albemarle County, the BamaWorks Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the DN Batten Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, and Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

About Vault Virginia 

Vault Virginia is a membership-based workspace and social club where carefully designed office, coworking, gallery, and event spaces inspire creativity, cultivate curiosity, and promote connection. The Guild at Vault Virginia is a community membership designed to bring everyone together around ideas, culture, and enriching experiences. With room on Vault Virginia’s 1st Floor for casual work and meeting space throughout the day, member-driven programming throughout the month, and hospitality from The Bradbury Café, this warm and accessible concept promises to be a unique place of connection for many years to come.

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