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"When I speak of writing, the image that comes first to my mind is not a novel, a poem, or a literary tradition; it is the person who shuts himself up in a room, sits down at a table, and alone, turns inward. Amid his shadows, he builds a new world with words."   

-- Orhan Pamuk

The Porches
Norwood, VA 24581
Tel: 434-2634135
Email: trudyhale@gmail.com

Welcome

The Porches

The Porches writing retreat welcomes writers and artists to a historic farmhouse built in 1854, on the James River in the Virginia

countryside. We are half hour from the Appalachian Trail, 50 minutes from the the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, 3 hours from Washington, D.C.

 

rocking chair on porch