Community Writing Program begins July 21

Monday, July 9, 2012

EUREKA SPRINGS --The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow will launch its Community Writing Program on Saturday, July 21.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a reception that is open to anyone interested in learning about writing.

Alison Taylor-Brown, who heads the program, will present it and discuss how it can support both established and beginning writers. Local writers will also have the opportunity to discuss the kinds of projects or genres they're interested in. Refreshments will be served. Taylor-Brown will also be at the Writers' Colony from 1-4 that afternoon to talk to individuals or small groups about their writing projects or goals. She can suggest resources and offer advice on overcoming hurdles.

"The Writers' Colony (www.writerscolony.org) has been a wonderful resource for writers from around the world," Taylor-Brown said. "Now we want to further assist the development of our local writers."

The Community Writing Program aims to help writers, whether beginning or established, take the next step in developing their skills and contacts.

"Whether you're a grandmother wanting to write her memoir, a young person seeking his voice, or a seasoned writer polishing a final manuscript for publication, we're here to help," said Taylor-Brown.

Taylor-Brown holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Southern New Hampshire and writes a local newspaper column on writing. Both morning and afternoons sessions at the Colony are free and are open to area residents and visitors ages twelve and older.

The Colony is located at 515 Spring Street in Eureka Springs. For more information, please contact Alison Taylor-Brown at 479 292-3665 or alisontaylorbrown@me.com.

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