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Virginia Townsend Abercrombie Edit Profile

Writer ( art: literature)writer

Virginia Townsend Abercrombie, American writer. Recipient, Honorable Mention Houston Poetry Festival, 1988. Member of Junior League (puppet chairman), Houston Country.

Background

Abercrombie, Virginia Townsend was born on December 24, 1927 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of F. Lee and Yvonne (Burghard) Townsend.

Education

Founder Brown Rabbit Press, Houston, 1979^. juried poet Houston Poetry Festival, 1989, 95, 96. Poetry published in Mississippi Arts and Letter, Poem, Roanoke Review, Sam Houston Literature Review, Bluegrass Literature Review, Pudding, Midway Review 5, Rising Star, Madison Review, others. Co-author: Catering in Houston, 1977, Places to Take a Crowd in Houston, 1979, Catering to Houston, 1981, Party File, 1986.

Co-editor: (poem anthology) Christmas in Texas, 1979. Social director women's auxiliary Houston Bar Association, 1975-1976, president, 1976-1977. Member juried Reading, 1988, S.W. Literary Council, 1989.

Career

Founder Brown Rabbit Press, Houston, since 1979. Juried poet Houston Poetry Festival, 1989, 1995—1996. Social director women's auxiliary Houston Bar Association, 1975—1976, president, 1976—1977.

Member juried, Reading, 1988, Southwest Literary Council, 1989.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author (chapbook of poetry): Greatest Hits, 2001. Author: (poetry published) Mississippi Arts and Letter, Poem, Roanoke Review, Sam Houston Literature Review, Bluegrass Literature Review, Pudding, Midway Review 5, Rising Star, Madison Review. Co-author: Catering in Houston, 1977, Places to Take a Crowd in Houston, 1979, Catering to Houston, 1981, Party File, 1986.

      Co-editor: (poem anthology) Christmas in Texas, 1979.

Membership

Member of Junior League (puppet chairman), Houston Country.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, sculpting.

Connections

Married John B. Abercrombie, April 1, 1950. Children: Virginia Lee, John B. Junior, Gilchreas T.

father:
F. Lee Townsend

mother:
Yvonne (Burghard) Townsend

spouse:
John B. Abercrombie

children:
Virginia Lee Abercrombie

John B. Junior Abercrombie

Gilchreas T. Abercrombie