Become a Bookmark Member, and Support 1455 Literary Arts Programming:
For Writers and by Writers, Available for All

At 1455, we believe all our programming should be free and available to the widest possible audience. In order to help us, we ask for your support. By becoming a 1455 Bookmark Member, you’ll assist us with crucial support to continue providing funds we need to deliver the content you love. All Bookmark Members receive recognition in the annual Summer Lit Fest guide, and the 1455 Sponsorship page. Please consider becoming a monthly Bookmark Member: you’ll not only help sustain programming throughout the year, your donation will benefit writers through honorariums for participation in our Lit Fest and other programming.

Building 1455: A Place for Writers

1455 began with a vision for creating a Writer’s Residence in Winchester, Virginia. Once we realized Winchester was the ideal city for 1455, and found the perfect property (a 3,487 square foot compound in the heart of old town on S. Braddock St.), the mission quickly came into focus: revitalize this set of historical buildings. To date, we have raised the necessary funds to purchase the property, cover year-one operations, complete all pre-construction safeguarding of the buildings, and finalize architectural plans—including interior schematics and landscaping—with an award-winning firm in Winchester. But we need your help to begin construction, and help fund ongoing operations. If you would like to become a founding member of the 1455 Writer’s Residence, please contact Sean Murphy, 1455’s Executive Director to learn more.

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