Local notes: Writers’ Colony offers workshops – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
With blood supplies running dangerously low this holiday season, Walton Arts Center is hosting a blood drive with live entertainment in partnership with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dec. 22.
There will be breaks before and after each performance to allow time to set up, break down and sanitize the performance space. Featured entertainers for the blood drive include:
• 10:30 a.m.-noon: Lisa Auten, piano/keyboard
• 12:30-2 p.m.: Beth Stockdell, harp
• 2:30-4 p.m.: Christian Serrano-Torres, cello
All blood and plasma donation will be screened for covid-19. Because of anticipated high interest in the antibody screening, donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment prior to arrival.
In addition to the standard safety protocols followed by Red Cross staff during blood drives, there will be donor temperature checks before entering, and everyone will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout donation appointments, and all surfaces will be sanitized using enhanced disinfecting practices.
Learn how to make a story come alive on the page. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow will present “Where Our Stories Breathe,” a generative writing workshop utilizing guided mediation instructed by author, editor and educator Diane Gottlieb. Winner of the 2021 Dancing in the Rain fellowship, Gottlieb will be in residence working on a young adult novel. The course will be held from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 29 at 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. The workshop is $35, and all proceeds benefit the WCDH scholarship fund. Participants must be fully vaccinated for covid-19. Writers of all skill levels are invited to attend.
WCDH is also offering an interactive virtual writing workshop instructed by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Katheryn Lorenzyn. “Writing and Right Livelihood” will teach writers of all backgrounds, genres and levels of experience methods for using their writing for the greater good in ways that don’t compromise their values or sacrifice their dreams. The workshop will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 8 on Zoom. Participants will be given the link upon registration. The class fee is $35 per person, and all proceeds benefit the WCDH scholarship fund.
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