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The English River due for publication
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Having established herself as an acclaimed writer, both for her poetry and her role as writer-in-residence at Thomas Hardy’s Cottage in Dorset, Virginia is now set to publish her first book-length collection this... Read More

Autumn days in Hardy Country
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To mark the end of her residency at Hardy’s Cottage in October, literary website Writing Places asked writer-in-residence Virginia Astley to consider contemporary rural life in her essay. “It’s another damp autumn morning... Read More

Poetry Writing Workshops
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Virginia Astley will be hosting a series of special poetry workshops taking place this summer at Kestle Barton Art Gallery, Cornwall. Virgina was Artist-in-Residence at Kestle Barton in 2010. She is interested in... Read More