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Writers-in-Residence Give Back at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow


The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) has received a string of generous, thoughtful donations by writers-in-residence. Managing Director, Jeanne Glass, said, “Many writers who see a need during their residency, fill it by ordering an item from Amazon for delivery to The Writers’ Colony. Others make a monetary donation for a specific item. Some see the item on our website wish list and donate that way. Now that we have a talented handyman on staff, installing new items has become a matter of simply scheduling the job with Patrick.”


Recent donations include Adirondack chairs for outside the Langston Hughes suite from Annie and David Newcomer, a hose spool from Rhonda Owen and another from Bev and Joe Cangelosi, an electric pencil sharpener from Shoshana Brown, and an upgraded crash-bar for the dining room door from Linda Leavell and Brooks Garner. Ruth Weinstein sewed a cushion cover and is busy working on handmade Roman shades for the Maya Angelou Suite. Outgoing Executive Director, Michelle Hannon, said, “It’s awesome how generous our writers-in-residence are. They consistently look for ways to give back by hosting writing workshops to benefit our scholarship fund; making donations to support our online literary magazine, eMerge; selecting items from our wish list; or just helping out when they see something that needs to be done. Even helping promote WCDH residencies by telling their writer friends about us is so appreciated. It truly feels like a supportive, caring community, and it’s been an honor to be a small part of it.” Executive Director, Tara Cloud Clark, said, “The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow would like to extend a heartfelt thankyou to all the writers-in-residence who see a need and choose to fill it for the benefit of future writers. It’s one more way our writers support each other in their writing and it’s a beautiful thing.”


The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary arts organization whose mission is 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. 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 by hosting over 1,800 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please call (479)253-7444.

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