The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow

515 Spring Street

Eureka Springs, Ark. 72632


Michelle Hannon, Executive Director


Michelle Hannon

Executive Director

Michelle changed gears after a career in Technical Sales Management and held several positions in nonprofit management. She moved to Eureka Springs in 2018 and has found it and The Writers' Colony to be a perfect fit. As an avid reader she has a curiosity and respect for the artistic process of writing and is thrilled to be working for an organization with so much to offer the community and the literary world. Contact Michelle.

Jana Jones

Chef and Housekeeper

Jana was born in the Czech Republic, where she learned to cook from her grandmother. She moved to Eureka Springs in 1992, where she and husband J.R. operated The Daily Planet, an Internet cafe, for five years. She worked in area restaurants for several years before starting at The Writers' Colony in 2007 as a volunteer. She started cooking in 2010 and now delights in spoiling resident writers.

Chad Gurley

Colony Coordinator

Chad is a native Arkansan who spent most of his adult life in New York City. A graduate of Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Chad most recently worked as the Director of Connections and Communications at Christ Church in the Big Apple. Now settling into mid-life, he moved to Eureka Springs to be closer to family and enjoy a much quieter pace of life. Chad is a poet at heart and his poetry has been published in an anthology of LGBTQ Christian poetry. Contact Chad.


515 Spring Street

Eureka Springs, AR 72632


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