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Painters paint outdoors, writers speak and historians celebrate

The Wellness Center for Hope at Hope Cancer Resources offers a yoga, meditation and fitness class for cancer patients and caregivers in person, via Zoom and YouTube.

Their team of counselors and social workers support cancer patients and their families every day with a focus on emotional health, no matter the circumstances.

A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to support those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and counseling.

Those in need of medical supplies, liquid nutrition or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are asked to reach out. Donations of new or gently used items are also accepted.

Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.

Writers’ Colony

“Words in the Garden” is a weekly literary reading series from the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow and the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library. At 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday through the summer a local and/or visiting WCDH writer-in-residence will present a reading and answer questions under the tent in the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library Garden at 188 Spring St. The readings are free and open to all. Sept. 1 will feature local poet Wendy Taylor Carlisle and novelist Charles Templeton.

Carlisle, who lives on the backside of a hill in the Ozark Mountains, is the author of “The Mercy of Traffic” (Unlikely Books, 2019), winner of the Phillip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award, “Discount Fireworks” (Jacaranda Press, 2008) and “Reading Berryman to the Dog” (Jacaranda Press, 2000.) Her work appears in multiple anthologies including the forthcoming “Dairy Hollow Echo” anthology of “eMerge,” the online literary magazine of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Learn more about her at wendytaylorcarlisle.com.

Templeton is the author of the award-winning, bestselling novel “Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam.” Most recently, he had an essay published in Dan Krotz’s collection of perspectives on death and dying, Not Dead Yet Vol. 2. He also serves on the Board of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow and is the acquisitions rditor for the Colony’s online literary magazine, eMerge.

In other news, WCDH has announced the winner of the 2021 “Dancing in the Rain” fellowship, for writers of children’s or young adult literature. Diane Gottlieb was selected for her project’s insight, honesty, literary merit and likelihood of publication. She will receive a two-week residency at WCDH to focus on her writing project. Gottlieb, an educator with three master’s degrees, is planning a January 2022 residency where she will be working on a young adult novel. During her residency, she will teach a cross-generational memoir-writing workshop.

Information: (479)253-7444 or writerscolony.org.

Plein Air

The public is invited to interact with artists as they paint in the downtown Siloam Springs area Sept. 25 through Oct. 1 during Siloam Springs Plein Air, hosted by the Heart of America Artists Association. The exhibit, sale and announcement of awards will be held during the Homegrown Festival from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 2 at Phat Tire Bike Shop, 101 S. Broadway St.

Information: heartofamericaartists.com or email info@heartofamericaartists.com.

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