Update from Artist’s Residency VCCA

September 16, 2011 · 4 comments

The Writer’s Roundup is on vacation until I’m back from my writer’s residency.

Every writer’s colony is its own little world.

Here at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Little World includes about 20 artists (mostly fiction writers), a few horses, three meals a day in the dining room and studios in a renovated barn.

It includes morning walks, afternoon naps and evening yoga. Plus a constant cicada-infused silence.

And, of course, lots and lots of writing. I’ve just hit the halfway point of my two weeks here, and I’m about to complete my soon-to-launch project, How to Take a Career Break to Travel.

A few photos:

The (renovated) barn, which holds all the artists' studios.

Sign when you exit the VCCA property.

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John Pender September 16, 2011 at 7:25 am

Cicada-infused silence. That’s what I long for. Glad to see you’re progressing so well.
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D. Vera October 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Hey there. About to start my first residency at VCCA next month. Can’t thank you enough for the photographs. Looking for the time away and seeing what happens with such liberty in such a setting.
Thanks again.

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Alexis Grant October 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Oh, have fun!

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