Join us Wednesday,
April 19 at the
Chesapeake Bay Writers

Luncheon Meeting!

Reservation deadline extended!

 at the Piankatank Golf Club, 6198 Stormont Road, Hartfield.

The Revision Process of Poetry
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda,
Poet Laureate of Virginia: July 2006 - June 2008
Dr. Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda will share her insights about the importance of honing a poem to perfection. After sharing the revision techniques of such eminent writers as William Butler Yeats and Sylvia Plath, she will focus on her own revision practices that enhance a poem’s content and design. Regardless of whether one is writing fiction, nonfiction, a newspaper column, or a poem, all writers long for the moment when their work is polished enough to draw an audience of devoted readers.

The public is welcome! CBW & Poetry Society of Virginia Members: $21, Guests $26


Dr. Kreiter-Foronda has co-edited three anthologies and published seven books of poetry, including The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, winner of the 2014 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award. She is the recipient of five grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and has won the Ellen Anderson Award, multiple first place awards from the Chesapeake Bay Branch of the NLAPW, a resolution of appreciation from the Virginia Board of Education for her service as poet laureate, an Edgar Allan Poe Poetry Award, and six Pushcart Prize nominations.  Her poems appear in numerous magazines, including Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Best of Literary Journals, and Poet Lore.  Her poetry, along with that of other Virginia poets laureate, is featured in two art installations at the McLean Metro Station in Northern Virginia.  An abstract artist, Dr. Kreiter-Foronda’s paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in galleries, educational settings, and nursing homes throughout the state of Virginia.

Attending (will be updated again soon.)
Carolyne Kreiter-Foronda and Patricio Foronda
Carol Bova
Janine Burns
Mary Ann Carr
Jeff Coughter
Ellen Dugan
Jackie Ingram
Gail Kenna
Crystal Oliver and guest
Charlene Talcott

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Directions to Hartfield with DETOUR info

IMPORTANT: Do not follow GPS instructions to take Rte 629 Stormont Rd directly from Route 33 Saluda. The road is out at the dam and not all GPS programs have the detour (including Google Maps)!

From Williamsburg/Richmond via I-64
Take I-64 to exit 220
merge onto Eltham Rd/VA-33 E toward West Point
Continue on 33E to US 17 N (18.5 mi)
Turn left on US17 N (3.2 mi)
Turn right onto Gloucester Rd/VA-33 E (.8 mi.)
Turn right at VA-33E (Go 8.3 miles)
*From VA-33 do not turn onto 629 from 33!)
Turn right at Grafton Church Rd/Rte 707 (1/2 mi)
Turn onto Stormont Rd/VA-629
Turn Left on North Club Drive to
Piankatank River Golf Club just past main parking lot.

From Yorktown  (approx 28 miles total)
Cross Coleman Bridge and take US-17 N (12.6 mi)
At Gloucester Courthouse sign before light,
Slight curve to right to VA-14 E/VA-3 W (1.2 mi)
Right at light onto VA14E/VA3W (6.4mi)
Left onto Windsor RdVA-3 (2.0 mi)
At stop sign, Right on 198 (1.5 mi)
Left at BP Station onto Twiggs Ferry Rd/VA3-W (4.6 mi)
Left at stop sign onto Gen. Puller Hwy/VA-3/VA-33 (1.3 mi.)
**From VA-33, turn left at Grafton Church Rd (Rte 707) (1/2 mi)
Turn left  at Stormont Rd/VA-629 (1/2 mi)
Turn left onto N. Club Drive to
Piankatank River Golf Club just past main parking lot.
Handicapped parking in front, and more parking to side.

From Williamsburg via Colonial Parkway
take Parkway to US-17 N, cross Coleman Bridge
and follow Yorktown directions

From Hampton, Newport News
Take I-664 N via the ramp to Hampton
Take exit 1A to merge onto I-64 W toward Richmond/Williamsburg
Take exit 258B to merge onto J Clyde Morris Blvd/US-17 N toward Yorktown
Cross Coleman bridge and follow Yorktown directions

From Gloucester, Mathews
Use local routes to 198 and 3 at BP. See
Yorktown details from there.

From Northern Neck
Local routes to VA-33.
From north, see Williamsburg* From 33.
From Kilmarnock, see Yorktown**.From 33

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