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Wed, Jul 28


Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library

Words in the Garden featuring Letitia Trent and Zeek Taylor

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Words in the Garden featuring Letitia Trent and Zeek Taylor
Words in the Garden featuring Letitia Trent and Zeek Taylor

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library, 194 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA

About the event

“Words from the Garden” is a weekly, alfresco literary salon from the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) and the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library.  Every Wednesday through the summer at 4:30 pm, local writers and/or visiting WCDH writers-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 28, will feature Eureka Springswriters Letitia Trent and Zeek Taylor.

Letitia Trentwill share work from her poetry collection “Match Cut,” which features poems about horror and film noir, and her most recent chapbook “The Ghost Comes with Me.” Her short stories, poems, and nonfiction have appeared in Sou'Wester, The Denver Quarterly, Diagram, and Hobart, among others. Her books include the novel “Almost Dark” and poetry collection “Match Cut.” Trent's short story "Wilderness" appeared in The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 8 and was nominated for a Shirley Jackson award. She lives in the Ozarks with her family and works in the mental health field.

Zeek Taylor is a recipient of the Arkansas Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2018 he received the Idle Class Magazine “Black Apple Legacy Award.” Best known for his stylized watercolors, he is also a storyteller and author of three books. He has appeared twice on NPR’s “Tales from the South” program and his stories, interview, and Q&A session were heard by 130 million listeners worldwide.  Taylor gave a Tedxtalk in Bentonville, Arkansas. A segment from a StoryCorps interview with him aired on NPR’s “Morning Edition” show, and the entire interview is on file in the Library of Congress.

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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