Val D. Phillips

Art Discipline: 
Gardner, CO
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jan 5, 2010 to Jan 30, 2010

Val Phillips lives in Southern Colorado in a small intentional community on seventy-five acres of land. Her community's work centers on teaching sustainable living strategies, supporting peace and social justice efforts, and sharing a non-coercive spiritual practice. Val's short stories have received awards from Glimmer Train, the Women's Art Center of Denver, and the Alamosa County Public Library, as well as scholarships from the Vermont Studio Center and Flight of the Mind women's writing workshops. Her fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in Messages from the Hidden Lake, Fast Forward, The Friend and Friends Journal. She was named one of three featured poets at Denver Poets Day in 2002, and her poem, "Afternoon at Deheishe," was featured on Sam Hamill's Poets Against The Warwebsite in 2007. Val is working to complete a collection of short stories inspired by the years she spent living and working in Palestine, and a novel.