1455 Summer Literary Festival
JULY 18 – 20 • FREE FESTIVAL FOCUSED ON WRITERS & WRITING
THURSDAY, JULY 18 – SATURDAY, JULY 20
The 1455 Summer Literary Festival is a celebration of writers, readers, creativity, and community, over three days in July.
1455’s first Summer Literary Festival will take place on July 18-20 in downtown Winchester. The primary programming will be at the Bright Box Theater located on the historic walking mall, with other events at Winchester Brew Works, the Winchester Book Gallery, and Shenandoah University.
Having executed a robust programming calendar in 2019, 1455 (previously Virginia Center for Literary Arts, or VCLA) will continue to establish Winchester as a hotbed of creativity and community. After the success of 1455’s monthly Author Series at Handley Library and a number of workshops at both Long Branch and the Barns of Rose Hill, Founding Director Sean Murphy decided now was the time to put together a multi-day event focused on writers and writing: a festival of ideas and celebration of community.
All programs are open to the public and free to attend. A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided to those who register in advance of the event. The festival will culminate with a featured reading, cocktail reception and dinner (an optional ticketed event).