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Building a Better Writers Residency

Amanda Petrusich is a writer I greatly admire, and her latest piece for The New Yorker, “Why Artists Need Oddball Residencies,” is timely and most welcome. Petrusich’s thesis is clear: no matter how outlandish these residencies have become, they’re important. I agree....

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Routines, Rituals, and Writers

Winston Churchill famously remarked: “My vices protect me but they would assassinate you.” And he managed to achieve a thing or two in his time, decadent proclivities be damned. But his boast, equally self-aware and arrogant, invariably invokes the myriad stories of...

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Beer & Bingo Fundraiser – September, 21

Come enjoy amazing beer and play games for a GREAT cause. The Virginia Center for Literary Arts will be running a FUNdraising Bingo Night at Winchester Brew Works with a game every 15 minutes! Bingo cards will be available for purchase for only $5 a card,...

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Beer & Bingo Fundraiser

Come enjoy amazing beer and play games for a GREAT cause. The Virginia Center for Literary Arts will be running a FUNdraising Bingo Night at Winchester Brew Works with a game every 15 minutes! Bingo cards will be available for purchase for only $2 a card,...

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VCLA: On the Air @95.3 The River

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed as the featured guest on 95.3 The River's "Tourism Tuesday," along with Winchester "Tourism Dude" Justin Kerns and Janet Michael, the hostess with the mostess. I had the opportunity to talk about the WHAT, WHY, WHERE, HOW and...

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Asbestos, George Washington…and YOU!

Asbestos, George Washington...and you? I'll take "three words that have never appeared in the same sentence ever for $500, Alex." I am very excited to welcome nine people to the VCLA family, and every single donation is appreciated and very necessary. Indeed, we'll...

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