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@1455LitArts: A Walking Tour

@1455LitArts: A Walking Tour

No writer worth a damn would ever think to publish (even if anyone was willing to indulge them) an improvised rough draft. Creativity and inspiration, combined, are the easy part (!); the real art is in the process of revision. But a writer with a modest, at best,...

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BOOKED: Sean Murphy Q&A with Bethanne Patrick

BOOKED: Sean Murphy Q&A with Bethanne Patrick

An oldie but goodie from summer of 2018. I had the pleasure of talking with good friend, literary rock star, and 1455 Advisory Board member Bethanne Patrick (AKA @TheBookMaven) about...everything. It's at once refreshing and encouraging to hear about many of the plans...

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1455 SUMMER LITERARY FESTIVAL: VIDEO! (DAY THREE)

1455 SUMMER LITERARY FESTIVAL: VIDEO! (DAY THREE)

The third day of 1455’s Summer Literary Festival kicked off early (with coffee) and ended late (with cocktails). Between the first panel at Bright Box and the closing remarks at Shenandoah University, we heard from dozens of writers, teachers, artists, and public...

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1455 Summer Literary Festival: Video! (Day One)

1455 Summer Literary Festival: Video! (Day One)

We kicked off the 1455's first Summer Literary Festival on Thursday, July 18 at the Winchester Brew Works. The event was entitled "Stories and Suds," and featured local authors Jessi Lewis, Kirsten Porter, Hannah Grieco, Kara Oakleaf, and others. It was followed by...

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1455 Summer Literary Festival: A Story in Pictures

1455 Summer Literary Festival: A Story in Pictures

If a picture can say a thousand words, dozens of pictures might tell many millions. Even that won't do justice to the conversations, insights, and overall experiences of 1455's first Summer Literary Festival. (And if pictures aren't sufficiently tantalizing, we have...

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