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About the Fellowship

Thanks to grant support from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation, VCCA’s Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship provides fully-funded, three-week writing residencies to poets. The VCCA residency at Mt. San Angelo includes a private bedroom with private bath, a separate individual studio, and three meals a day in a community of cross-disciplinary artists.

Application Details

Eligibility: Poets
Length of Fellowship: Three weeks
Application Fee*: $30

Next available for:

  • Winter 2025
    Residencies Available: January 6 – April 30, 2025
    Application Deadline: May 15, 2024
    Notification by: August 31, 2024

To be considered as a Reynolds Fellow, complete the “Application for Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA in Virginia – Winter 2025,” selecting your fellowship interest in Question 2.

* If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, please write to by May 10, 2024, to request an application fee waiver.

Reynolds Poetry Fellows

2023: Jubi Arriola-Headley
2022: Shara Lessley
2022: Avia Tadmor
2022: Rebecca Morgan Frank
2022: Joanne Diaz
2021: Patricia Spears Jones
2020: John Poch
2019: Amanda Galvan Huynh

Inaugural Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellow Amanda Galvan Huynh Comes to VCCA

John Poch

“I enjoyed my residency and the fellowship with my very creative cohort a great deal. I wrote 12 new poems for a current project, and I was able to edit entirely 3 book manuscripts of mine which are underway, 2 of poetry, and 1 of poetry criticism. The setting is beautiful, and the days are worry free.”

Thanks to

Richard S. Reynolds Foundation

“The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation was established in Richmond, Virginia, in 1955. The foundation provides assistance locally and beyond to community causes such as science, education, healthcare, the environment and the arts.”