Heading for VCCA on Monday!

Well, it’s almost time for me to go to VCCA, and I’m very excited! Here’s my address and contact info  for while I’m there (1/10-1/25).  I will have my own postal maibox there, and will also have my netbook & cell phone—and the facility is wireless. However, I don’t intend to be on-line nearly as much; I am really looking forward to working on several writing projects, including one involving my great-great-grandmother’s journal from 1890 in Utica, NY.

Mailing and Shipping Address:
Penny Harter
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst, VA 24521

Web site: vcca.com
Office: 434-946-7236
Fax: 434-946-7239
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If you are interested and have time, you can read more VCCA info and see some photos by visiting any of the following links:
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And the following is pasted from information for “fellows” given on the VCCA site:
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Studio Barn

Fellows at the VCCA work in their own private studios, most of which are located in a renovated Normandy style barn built in the 1930s. All studios are air-conditioned and heated. There is no smoking in the barn or cottage . The entire campus of VCCA is a non-smoking area. Ten studios in the barn are dedicated to writers, plus there are two more studios with private bedrooms in a newly renovated cottage.


Elizabeth Coles Langhorne Residence for Fellows

Named for founder Elizabeth Langhorne, the VCCA Fellows Residence houses bedrooms, dining facilities, kitchens, a library, laundry facilities, and recreation rooms. Each bedroom is private with a private sink and semi-private bath. Sliding glass doors open onto vistas of rolling pastures and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The living room has a large fireplace and grand piano. An adjoining room has a television with satellite reception. The library, with its hardy collection of books and journals, is also equipped with a high-speed wireless connection and a computer for checking email and a variety of audio equipment. The residence is a five-minute walk from the studio barn. There is no smoking in the Fellows’ Residence.
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About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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