March 16, 2020

Dear WCDH family, Due to COVID-19 and our commitment to “flattening the curve” by adhering to the recommendations of the CDC regarding social distancing and virus spread, we will be closing The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) until March 31st. At that time, we will reassess the situation and determine a plan going forward. In addition, WCDH has canceled Poetluck on Thursday, March 19th. It was to feature local Eurekan authors, Kathy Martone and Cheryl King who both have recently released books that feature Eureka Springs. Molly Scroges, an up-and-coming spoken word poet, was to be the guest host for the evening. We’re super bummed, but we are planning to reschedule the night for a future date, so stay tuned, and Hope. And write. Write your hearts out. So future generations hear voices from this moment in time, which is significant from every single standpoint of human life, and will change things dramatically. Write. Write whatever you can. A word. A sentence. A poem. A song. A commentary. A memoir. Use this isolation to be creative and productive. And if it can’t be that Right now, And you find yourself pulling your hair out after two weeks, remember that Dairy Hollow is still going to be here after the storm passes. And you are cordially invited to come to WCDH for some time away to write about your experience. Breathe. We’re going to get through this. And Write. Write.

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