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Wed, Jul 14


Eureka Springs

Words in the Garden featuring Khem Aryal and Alisa Amor

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Words in the Garden featuring Khem Aryal and Alisa Amor
Words in the Garden featuring Khem Aryal and Alisa Amor

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Jul 14, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Eureka Springs, 194 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA

About the event

“Words in the Garden” is a weekly literary reading series from the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) and the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library.  Every Wednesday through the summer at 4:30 pm, a local and/or visiting WCDH writer-in-residence will present a reading and Q&A under the tent in the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library Garden at 188 Spring Street (south of the Carnegie Library Gardens Building). The readings are free and open to all. Wednesday, July 14, will feature writer-in-residence Khem Aryal, and Eureka Springs writer Alisa Amor.

Khem Aryal is a writer, editor, and a teacher of writing. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as “Pinch,” “Isthmus,” “Pangyrus,” “Valley Voices,” “Literary Studies,” “FU Review,” “Hawai’i Pacific Review,” and “Warscapes.” His two books of poetry were published in Nepal: “Epic Teashop" (Vajra Books, 2009) and “Kathmandu Saga and Other Poems” (NWEN, 2004). More recently, he guest-edited two America-Nepal special issues of “Snow Jewel,” published by Grey Sparrow Press, MN. He was also an associate editor of two “Missouri Review” anthologies: “Breaking Away: Experimental Fiction” and “Going Mental: Essays on the Fringe.” Currently, Aryal is an assistant professor of English (Creative Writing) at Arkansas State University, where hes also serves as creative materials editor of “Arkansas Review.” He has a PhD in English from the University of Missouri.

Alisa Amor's musicals have been performed on stages in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where she currently resides with her husband and three cats.  Writing in both Spanish and English, her focus has been on translating into theater, the poetry and literary work of Mexico's first feminist, Rosario Castellanos. Growing up Alisa slept with her guitar, writing poetry and music into the wee hours. She studied music composition at Oberlin College, later moving to Mexico where she performed as a singer-songwriter at numerous bars and cafes. She began writing musical theater at the request of an actor friend and never stopped. To learn more about Alisa’s current project, visit

Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities providing uninterrupted residency time for writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists, without discrimination. The WCDH has hosted over 1,700 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please visit or call Michelle Hannon at (479)253-7444.


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