Events

VCLA’s First Open Mic, Featuring local author Jessi Lewis | May, 16

6:00 – 7:00 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with a special Open Mic at the Winchester Book Gallery. Local writer Jessi Lewis will read from her novel-in-progress. 

PAST EVENTS

AROUND THE (PUBLISHING) WORLD IN 480 MINUTES | April, 27

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Workshop Series

AUTHOR SERIES WITH E.A. AYMAR AND ANGIE KIM | April, 11

6:00 – 7:00 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with E.A. Aymar and Angie Kim, who will read from their new books in a special performance accompanied by musicians.

AUTHOR SERIES WITH TIM DENEVI | March, 2

3:00 – 4:30 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Tim Denevi, who will read from his latest book Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson’s Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism.

THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY | March, 1

8 PM

Sean Murphy, Founding Director of the Virginia Center for Literary Arts (VCLA) will moderate a panel, “The Publishing Industry in the 21st Century.”

Building Your Authorial Presence with Bethanne Patrick | February, 23

10 AM – 4 PM

You are writing, have written, or perhaps even published your first book. Congratulations! Now, how do you get the word out?

Author Series  – February, 2 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Karen E. Bender and Robert Siegel.

VCLA’s Publishing Workshop with Jane Friedman – January, 26 | 10AM – 4PM

How to Get Your Book Traditionally Published

Learn the basics of how to get your book published, including how to research markets, write query letters, and understand the commercial value of your work. By the end of the class, you’ll know what it takes to capture the attention of a New York editor or agent, and what free and paid resources are available to help you.

The Music Industry in the 21st Century  – January, 19 | 8:00 PM

Sean Murphy, Founding Director of the Virginia Center for Literary Arts (VCLA) will moderate a panel, “The Music Industry in the 21st Century.”

Author Series – January, 12 | 2:00-3:00 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Egyptian novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji.

Author Series – December, 6th | 6:30-7:30 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Howard Means and Harry Jaffe.

Author Series – November, 8th | 6:30-7:30 PM

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Library kicks off with John Lingan, author of Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk.

FUNdraising Bingo Night – 10/15

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts will be running a FUNdraising Bingo Night at Cafe Pizzaiolo (The Shirlington Location) with a game every 15 minutes!

Beer & Bingo Fundraiser – 9/21

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!

The Shining

This FREE screening of THE SHINING is presented by Virginia Center for Literary Arts. Find out more details on the Alamo Website.

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