Barbara Hall and Frances Hallam Hurt

Frances Hallam Hurt and Barbara Hall

Frances Hallam Hurt and Barbara Hall share moments together at a Wednesday Club meeting in Danville, Virginia, on November 5, 2003.

Frances Hurt is a widely-known writer, historian, patron of the arts, and promoter of her hometown of Chatham in Southside Virginia.

Barbara Hall is a native of Chatham, and on this occasion was guest speaker for the Wednesday Club. Her topic was “Manners and Writing: Long Day's Journey into Culture Shock.”

Hall was a writer for television shows such as Newhart, Northern Exposure, and Chicago Hope.

She developed and produced the CBS series Judging Amy and is more recently the creator and executive producer of the highly-acclaimed new CBS series Joan of Arcadia.

Hall is currently completing work on an eighth novel, Company, to be published by Simon and Schuster. Her last novel was A Summons to New Orleans.

Hall has received numerous awards for her books, and Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her creative work in television.


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