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“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. 

Toni Morrison

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

About Us

Trudy and her husband Billy Hale, an Emmy Award winning film and television director, traveled and lived on location, shooting in France, England, Spain, and Thailand. While browsing the internet, the couple discovered an antebellum farmhouse on the James River. They moved to Virginia and renovated the historic home. Trudy opened The Porches in July, 2006. Trudy received her MFA from Antioch University and teaches writing at Longwood University. She is Co-Editor of Streetlight Magazine, an online journal of literature and art.




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