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Wed, Jul 07


Eureka Springs

Words in the Garden featuring Patricia Evans Jordan and Janine Joseph

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Words in the Garden featuring Patricia Evans Jordan and Janine Joseph
Words in the Garden featuring Patricia Evans Jordan and Janine Joseph

Time & Location

Jul 07, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM

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

About the event

“Words in the Garden” is a weekly, alfresco 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 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. In the event of rain, they will be held in the library garden under the tent. Wednesday, July 7, will feature Eureka Springs writer Patricia Evans Jordan and writer-in-residence Janine Joseph.

Born in the Philippines, Janine Joseph is the author of “Driving Without a License,” winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. During her time in the Zeek Taylor Suite at WCDH, she has been working on her second poetry collection, “Decade of the Brain,” forthcoming in January 2023 from Alice James Books. Janine is also a librettist and her commissioned work for the Houston Grand Opera and Washington Master Chorale includes “In Our Care,” “What Wings They Were,” “On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel,” and “From My Mother's Mother.” Janine is an organizer for Undocupoets, a non-profit organization that annually awards fellowships to poets who are currently or who were formerly undocumented. With her partner Eric and beagle Bartleby, she resides in Stillwater, OK, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. You can learn more at www.janinejoseph.comor follow her on Twitter @ninejoseph or Instagram @landscapewithj9.

Patricia Evans Jordan has been slinging ink and falling in love with her own characters since her boarding school days and continues to write in her hometown of Eureka Springs. Her first five novels are available in the Eureka Springs library, where she used to sit and dream of being a writer. The sixth novel, “Laying of Hands,” will be available in late 2021.

Her handmade tiny home in the forest, strewn with leather journals and forgotten cups of tea, serves as her writing studio. Her dogs Dublin and Snoo do their best to help by taking her for walks and snoring loudly at her feet.

Patricia has lived in Ireland and England and returns there frequently to write, as well as to a much-loved tiny island off the coast of Glasgow, where the owner of the local pub saves her the red velvet chair by the fire.

More of Patricia's writing can be found at her website,, and follow her on Instagram, @tomboyinkslinger for the latest on upcoming releases!

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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