The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is pleased to introduce its newest board member, RoAnne Elliott. Board President, Allyn Lord, said about the appointment, “We're excited to welcome retired consultant and educator RoAnne Elliott to the Writers' Colony board. RoAnne's election expands the board's diversity and reach, increases the number of writers on the board, and adds skills and knowledge which help us grow and prosper.”
RoAnne Elliott, originally from New Haven Connecticut, grew up in Chicago, completed college and graduate school in Illinois, and worked in K-12 education in Iowa and Minnesota. After retiring from her position as a school curriculum director she relocated to Fayetteville. An active community member, with an interest in African American history, RoAnne led a three-year community project to establish a memorial marker in honor of three enslaved Washington County victims of racial terror lynching in 1856. Her community involvement has also included serving as a volunteer with the Fayetteville Public Library, and with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Arkansas. RoAnne reads widely, writes daily, and enjoys swimming, golf, photography, bird watching and long walks with Claudette, her amazing standard poodle.
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 through its mission to nurture writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, energizes creative expression, stimulates new thinking, and optimizes productivity. The WCDH has hosted over 1,800 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please call Michelle Hannon or Jeanne Glass at (479)253-7444.