The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) will host “Meet the StoryMaker” in the Highlander Room at the Eureka Springs Community Center. The free event will be an opportunity to purchase adult, YA, and children’s books in a range of genres directly from the authors. More than fifteen local and visiting WCDH writers will be on hand to sign their books, and readings from participating writers will be held throughout the event. Get your holiday shopping done for the literature lovers on your list. Signed books and dinner at the Writers’ Colony with WCDH writers will be raffled to benefit the WCDH scholarship fund. The drawing will occur at 2:00 pm, winner need not be present. Gift wrapping will be available free of charge (donations appreciated). COVID precautions will be in place, including social distancing and the use of masks. WCDH Executive Director, Michelle Hannon, said, “I was inspired by Meet the Maker holiday events, which allow the public to purchase art directly from artists. I wanted to offer something similar, but with WCDH and local writers. We’re thrilled to offer this opportunity for the public to meet writers of a broad range of genres and hear them read their work. Giving a book signed by the author with a personalized message is such a thoughtful gift. Buying a book directly from the writer that created it, saw it through from a glimmer of an idea to a published work, is a purchase one can feel good about.” A limited number of Author Tables are available for “Meet the StoryMaker.” Please visit www.writerscolony.org/post/meet-the-storymaker or call WCDH at 479-253-7444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $25 per table or $15 for a ½ table plus the donation of one book per writer for the raffle fundraiser. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 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, WCDH has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities hosting over 1,700 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please visit www.writerscolony.org or call Michelle Hannon or Jeanne Glass at (479)253-7444.