Porches Writing Retreat

Norwood, Virginia, United States

Year Round


TUITION / COST:Nightly $65, 1 week $395, 2 weeks $740. Longer residencies also available.
Michael Kenneth Smith Novel Fellowship for women 35 and over, first novel. Nancy Zafris Short Story Collection Fellowship at Porches

CONTACT: Trudy Hale
PHONE: 434-263-4135
EMAIL: trudyhale@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://www.porcheswritingretreat.com

Porches Writing Retreat is an historic farmhouse built in 1854 overlooking the James River in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia.

Porches provides a quiet sanctuary with spacious porches, large, light-filled rooms and views of the wooded bluffs and river. Residents prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen and work unhindered by schedules. Writers may take walks and explore the landscape in sync with their own creative rhythms. We are open year-round and holidays, available by week, partial week, or month(s). Wi-Fi available.

We offer the Michael Kenneth Smith Novel Fellowship, now accepting submissions for writers 35+ who have not yet published a novel and the Nancy Zafris Short-Story Fellowship, a ten-day residency fellowship. We also offer individual, one-on-one novel manuscript workshops with Greg Michalson, editor/publisher. The workshop can be scheduled at author and editor’s convenience at various times throughout the year. The fee includes four days at Porches. See website for retreat and fellowship information.


Featured Writers Include:

Greg Michalson, and Nancy Zafris


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


56 Pine Hill Lane
Virginia, United States

Porches Writing Retreat