Inspiration Information: Some Playlists for Writers

Inspiration Information: Some Playlists for Writers

Even though I write (for fun, for real and forever), I would still say that music has always been the central element of my existence. Or the elemental center. Writing is a compulsion, a hobby, a skill, a craft, an obsession, a mystery and at times a burden. Music...
Routines, Rituals, and Writers

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...
Asbestos, George Washington…and YOU!

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...
This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

For this adventure, which began in early 2017 as a thought exercise—then quickly became an obsession—to be viable, finding the right place for a literary arts center was the first and most important step. The optimal spot would be sufficiently removed from the chaos...

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