UPCOMING EVENTS

POTTER’S HOUSE Event with Phillipe Cousteau Jr. | October 13

1455 is very proud to partner with historic venue The Potter’s House for a special conversation with Philippe Cousteau Jr., author of The Endangereds at 7:00PM EST

 

Author Series: Nathan Leslie | October 15

1455’s Author Series continues virtually with Nathan Leslie, who will read from his story collection Hurry Up and Relax at 6:00PM EST

 

Alamo Drafthouse | October 19

Join 1455 and Alamo Film Club live on Facebook for a special interview with Dash Shaw, director of My Entire High School is Sinking into The Sea at 9:00PM EST

 

Author Series: Crime Fiction Writers | November 9

1455’s Author Series continues virtually with crime fiction Writers E.A. Aymar, L.A. Chandlar, Jennifer Hillier, and Vanessa Lillie at 7:00PM EST

 

Author Series: Alone Together | December 3

Join us for a reading and conversation with the contributors of ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 at 7:00PM EST

 

PAST EVENTS

Author Series: Carl Hoffman | September 9

1455’s Author Series continues virtually with Carl Hoffman, who will read from his new release Liar’s Circus at 7:00PM EST

 

Author Series: Chris Register | June 27

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Chris Register, who will read from his book Conversations With US.  3:00-4:00 PM

 

Summer Literary Festival | July 16 – 18

The Second Annual 1455 Summer Literary Festival will be held online this year and will provide the same interaction, engagement, and networking that participants have received at our in-person events—simply transferred to an online environment! Having established a robust programming schedule, including its successful inaugural festival in 2019, 1455 is looking to expand this momentum.

 

Author Series: Jeanne McCulloch | May 14

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Jeanne McCulloch, who will read from her memoir All Happy Families.  6:00-7:00 PM

 

Author Series: Justen Ahren | April 11

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Justin Ahren, who will read from his collection A Machine for Remembering.  4:00-5:00 PM

 

Author Series: Jessica Van Eerden & Thorpe Moeckel | March 7

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Jessica Van Eerden and Thorpe Moeckel.  3:00-4:00 PM

 

1455 Presents Series: STORYTELLING IN THE 21st CENTURY | February 29

In partnership with the Barns of Rose Hill, 1455 is excited to announce a series of panels, Storytelling in the 21st Century. The first program, “Why Words Matter: The Power of Storytelling”.  8:00-9:30 PM

 

Writing Race and Resistance | February 15

1455 is very proud to partner with historic venue The Potter’s House for our first program, WRITING RACE AND RESISTANCE. I’ll be joined by Ethelbert Miller, Holly Karapetkova, and Teri Cross Davis. This is a FREE event, but RSVP’ing is suggested. Spread the word and see you there on Feb 15!  6:30-8:00 PM

 

The Art & Business of Author Platform with Jane Friedman | February 8

A workshop offering hands-on guidance and discussion to help you better identify and grow a readership.  10:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

Author Series: Nathan Leslie | January 18

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Nathan Leslie, who will read from his collection Hurry Up and Relax.  3:00-4:00 PM

 

Author Series: Jenn Segal | December, 7

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Jenn Segal, who will talk about her best-selling cookbook once upon a chef.

 

Author Series: Hannah Grieco & Kirsten Porter | November, 9

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Hannah Grieco and Kirsten Porter for a special panel entitled “Writing, Education, & Advocacy: How Writers Can Help Build Compassionate Communities Within Our Schools.

 

Author Series: Jeanne McCulloch | October, 22

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Jeanne McCulloch, who will read from her memoir All Happy Families.

 

Author Series: Ronnie Citron-Fink | September 26

1455’s Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Ronnie Citron-Fink, who will read from her book True Roots: What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

 

1455’s Summer Literary Festival | July 18 – 21

 

The 1455 Summer Literary Festival is a celebration of writers, readers, creativity, and community, over four days: July 18-21.

1455’s first literary festival will take place July 18-21 in downtown Winchester, VA. The primary programming will occur at the Bright Box located on the historic walking mall, with other events at Winchester Brew Works, the Winchester Book Gallery, and Shenandoah University. The programs boast a diverse array of talent, including best-selling authors, local and award-winning writers, as well as authors whose first books were published in 2019. Media outlets represented include Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Reuters, and NPR. Highlights of this year’s participants include Angie Kim, Louis Bayard, Karen E. Bender, Howard Means, Jeanne McCulloch, E. Ethelbert Miller, and John Lingan.

 

AUTHOR SERIES WITH CINDY ROSS | July 11

The 1455 Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Cindy Ross, who will read from her latest book The World is Our Classroom. 

AUTHOR SERIES WITH CLIFF GARSTANG | June 22

The 1455 Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Cliff Garstang, who will read from his latest book The Shaman of Turtle Valley.

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. 

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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