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.
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Jeanne Glass

Assistant Director

Jeanne recently moved to Eureka Springs from Upstate New York.  She considers herself to be a passionate community servant with the ability to inspire individuals to continue and share her passion to serve others.  With this ongoing quest to give, she has been able to promote positive change in communities and individuals.  She takes pride in engaging in a civically based approach to community building.  She is especially proud of her latest endeavor, a community garden for a 142 residential complex and developing a resident organization to manage the garden.  Jeanne has dedicated 14 years in Village Government, serving 10 of the years as Deputy Mayor. Her professional career has been in Project Management working in industries including marketing, information technology, metro trains, and affordable housing.  Her passions are music, playing her flute and cello, gardening, and a good workout. 

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Jana Jones, Colony cook and housekeeper
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.

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Joy Clark

eMerge Editor &

Marketing Specialist

Joy has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative writing from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications including Kenyon Review Online, Bayou Magazine, and New Delta Review. Her editorial experience includes work as Fiction Editor and Copy Editor of The Arkansas Review and Fiction Editor of HUMID: Undergraduate Literary Journal. She also served for two years as an Editorial Intern at Tin House Publishing in Portland, Oregon, where she received hands-on experience developing social media and website content. Clark’s awards include an Artist 360 Practicing Artist Grant in January 2021, a Walton Family Endowment for Creative Writing in 2019-2020 and 2017-2018, and a 2017-2018 James T. Whitehead Creative Endowment.

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