Small Town Dispatches: Laura Villareal

Welcome to Small Town Dispatches, a new feature on The Peak that recognizes the efforts of sustaining a writing practice in places with unconventional resources. Writing can be deeply isolating, especially when you live outside of cities that are seen as cultural epicenters. So here, we’re delighted to feature insights from Shenandoah contributors who live in small towns (and towns that feel small): rural areas, college towns, islands, hamlets, and more.