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Live Virtual Events Every Other Thursday

Gather around the virtual fireplace every other Thursday to enjoy new work by writers, visual artists, and composers. Each live stream event is hosted by a member of the VCCA Fellows Council or Board of Directors who facilitates conversation and live questions from viewers.

The VCCA Fireplace Series was created as a virtual alternative to the sharing of work that traditionally takes place among VCCA Fellows after dinner in front of the fireplace at Mt. San Angelo. The focus of these events is on new work, particularly by Fellows whose public events have been affected by the pandemic.

Upcoming:

  • VCCA Fireplace Series 16: Susan Jamison and Eric Weiner
    Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. ET
    Hosted by Steven Petrow
  • VCCA Fireplace Series 17: TBA
    Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Past Events:

Events

Bea’s Goodbye Party

December 10, 2020

VCCA is hosting an online farewell party for longtime staff member Bea Booker. There will be time for guests to make toasts and conversation. We also have a few surprises planned!

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VCCA Fireplace Series 15: Laurie Krasny Brown and Robin Farmer

December 3, 2020

Learn about visual artist Laurie Krasny Brown's latest children's book and award-winning journalist Robin Farmer's debut YA novel in this live online event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 14: Margaret B. Ingraham and Sharon Norwood

November 12, 2020

Poet Margaret B. Ingraham and conceptual artist Sharon Norwood present their work and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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Ask Us Anything: VCCA Fellows Council Info Session

November 11, 2020

Current Fellows Council members will field questions from any Fellows interested in getting involved in the Fellows Council.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 13: Karen Bondarchuk, Jack Curtis Dubowsky, and Lenore Hart

October 29, 2020

Visual artist Karen Bondarchuk, composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky, and writer Lenore Hart present their work and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 12: Randall Eng and Dan Jian

October 15, 2020

Composer Randall Eng and visual artist Dan Jian present their work and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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Join VCCA for a Socially-Distanced Fall Volunteer Day

October 17, 2020

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is looking for volunteers to help with light yard work on our historic grounds in the foothills of the Blue Ridge.

Events

VCCA Fireplace Series 11: Rone Shavers and Jay Petrow

October 1, 2020

Writer Rone Shavers and visual artist Jay Petrow share new work and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

Events

VCCA Virtual Reunion 2020

September 24, 2020

VCCA is hosting an online reunion for Fellows and friends on Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. ET. Please sign up to receive the Zoom meeting details.

Events

VCCA Fireplace Series 10: E. Dolores Johnson and Juan Manuel Granados

September 24, 2020

In this special edition of the VCCA Fireplace Series, newly elected Board members E. Dolores Johnson and Juan Manuel Granados will share their work. The live stream starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 09: Katherine Hill and James Primosch

September 3, 2020

Author Katherine Hill and composer James Primosch share new work and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 08: Michael Montlack and Sejal Shah

August 20, 2020

Poet Michael Montlack and writer Sejal Shah read from new books and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 07: Clifford Garstang and Heidi Kumao

August 6, 2020

Fiction writer Clifford Garstang and interdisciplinary artist Heidi Kumao present and discuss recent work in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 06: Barbara Crooker and Gregory Mertl

July 23, 2020

Poet Barbara Crooker and composer Gregory Mertl present recent work and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 05: Sharon Charde and Donna Hemans

July 9, 2020

Writers Sharon Charde and Donna Hemans read from their new books and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Zoom Party: Celebrate Mt. San Angelo

July 5, 2020

To celebrate VCCA's purchase of Mt. San Angelo, we're hosting a virtual party. We can host up to 100 Fellows and friends. Registration required.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 04: Caroline Keys and Lauren Russell

June 25, 2020

Musician Caroline Keys and writer Lauren Russell will share recent work and answer live questions in the next VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 03: Carlos Sirah and Felicia van Bork

June 11, 2020

Writer and performer Carlos Sirah and visual artist Felicia van Bork share recent work and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 02: Nandi Comer and Sandell Morse

May 28, 2020

Poet Nandi Comer and nonfiction writer Sandell Morse read from their new books and answer live questions in this VCCA Fireplace Series event.

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VCCA Fireplace Series 01: Julie E. Bloemeke and Christina Chiu

May 14, 2020

Poet Julie E. Bloemeke and novelist Christina Chiu read from their new books and answer live questions in the inaugural VCCA Fireplace Series event.

Events

VCCA Fellows and Friends Gathering in San Antonio

March 6, 2020

With hundreds of VCCA writer-Fellows in San Antonio for the 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair, we hope to see a great turnout!

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VCCA Salon at Sweet Briar College Features April Flanders and Bruce Ward

March 5, 2020

Two VCCA Fellows — printmaker April Flanders and writer Bruce Ward — will present their work to the community as part of an ongoing VCCA Salon series in partnership with Sweet Briar College.

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VCCA Salon at Sweet Briar College Features Tom Stanley and Lenore Hart

February 6, 2020

Two VCCA Fellows — visual artist Tom Stanley and novelist Lenore Hart — will present their work to the community as part of an ongoing VCCA Salon series in partnership with Sweet Briar College.

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