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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


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 University of Virginia in Charlottesville, 3 hours from Washington, D.C. Compared to other writing retreats, Porches offers a unique experience.

rocking chair on porch