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The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Residency program has a simple mission: to provide writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and plays a place in which to create or complete new works.
Up to 10 writers at a time are invited to take part an intimate community of peers. Writers may choose to stay two to six weeks, and each resident has their own private bedroom, bath and writing area, with access to common rooms throughout the property. Meals are the responsibility of individual residents, but each resident has access to a professionally equipped kitchen. The historic town of Winchester surrounds the property, and any number of restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and miscellaneous shops are within walking distance.
All visiting writers will be asked to bring a copy of a book that has profoundly influenced their artistic and personal development (this is a request, not a requirement), with a signed note on the inside cover explaining the choice. These titles, along with any personal work residents wish to share, will help furnish the floor-to-ceiling bookcases in VCLA’s reception area. There, they can be perused and enjoyed by fellow friends and affiliates of the center.
Fee is due upon acceptance.
Application fee: $20
Please fill out applications, below.