Virginia Hutchinson - Poet - Writer
Virginia Hutchinson worked for a number of years as a writer in Washington DC. She began writing poetry as an adolescent. Her work has appeared in a number of poetry journals such as: University of California's , "Into the Teeth of the Wind," "California Quarterly, " "Watermarks," "Daybreak," "Rivertalk," "The Ventury County Star," and "Miller's Pond." Among several contests that she has won are: The National Federation of State Poetry Scocieties, Inc. contest, Pacificus Foundation Poetry Award, Ventura County Writers Poetry Contest two consecutive years. Sky Blue Waters Poetry League Award of Merit. New River Quarterly Poetry Award. and the loella Cady Lamphire Prize for Poetry (First Place and four(4) honorable mentions.)
She has read her poetry on the radio program "Beyond Words" at California Lutheran University. Also, she has read at art galleries, various cultural centers in and around Los Angeles. Beyond Baroque and bookstores such as Midnight Special. She judged for a National Poetry contest two(2) consecutive years. In addition, her poetry was mentioned in the LA Times.
Her short stories have appeared in several publications.