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Wed, Sep 08


Eureka Springs

Words in the Garden with Nikki Hanna and Ruth Mitchell

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Words in the Garden with Nikki Hanna and Ruth Mitchell
Words in the Garden with Nikki Hanna and Ruth Mitchell

Time & Location

Sep 08, 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, September 8, will feature award-winning author and writing coach, and current Nikki Hanna and local novelist Ruth Mitchell.

Nikki Hanna has won numerous awards for poetry, essays, and short stories, as well as the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation’s Crème de la Crème Award and Rose State College’s Outstanding Writer Award. Awards for her self-published books include the National Indie Excellence Award, the USA Best Book Finalist Award, two international Book Excellence Awards, four Independent Book Awards, and two Oklahoma Writers’ Federation First Place Book Awards. Hanna has published three books on writing, including her new one, “Listen Up, Writer, How Not to Write Like an Amateur.” They are available on Amazon and Kindle. Nikki will be in residence to teach the “Path to Authorship” workshop at WCDH on September 11. To learn more about Nikki, visit

Ruth Mitchell’s career as a travel writer took her many places. Her gigs as a freelancer educated her in the ways of the world. Her positions as an editor for At Home in Arkansas and Arkansas Business taught her to manage lots of little fires. As the author of Arkansas Heritage, a state-adopted elementary history text, she learned to be accurate. As a novelist, she's learning her toughest lesson yet, how to engage readers through stories. Her novel White Oak is available through Amazon. She will be reading from her new novel Beyond: A tale of discovery on the other side of life.

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 call Michelle Hannon at (479)253-7444.


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