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1455’s Teen Poetry Contest Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 1455 Teen Poetry Contest. First, some numbers. We were delighted to receive almost 70 submissions (and almost 140 poems!) from around the country. The overall quality of the writing exceeded all expectations. On one hand,...

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1455 in The Winchester Star

Big gratitude to Robyn Taylor of the Winchester Star for providing the first official media story regarding 1455's name change and upcoming literary festival! You can check out the piece online here, and it's pasted, below. A few things: you can find out all about the...

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VCLA’s Rebrand: Let’s Party Like it’s 1455

New name. Same organization. Only more so. The Virginia Center for Literary Arts (VCLA) is now 1455. Who? Why? What? How? Where? Let me tell you a story. I'm a lifelong and very proud native son of The Old Dominion, and as such the original name Virginia Center for...

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1455’s Summer Literary Festival

The 1455 Summer Literary Festival is a celebration of writers, readers, creativity, and community, over three days: July 18-20. 1455's first literary festival will take place July 18-20 in downtown Winchester, VA. The primary programming will occur at the Bright Box...

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Author Series First Open Mic Night

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. Her essays, short stories and poems have been...

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