The mission of the Village Writing School is to foster a vibrant literary community in Northwest Arkansas and to provide resources for ALL writers who seek to improve their craft.
Am I a Writer?
by Linda Maiella
There had been a little something on my back-burner for quite some time. It was just a tiny spark that ignited when someone spoke about their own creative projects. It lit up like the first firefly on a summer evening. Just a blink. But I noticed it
Alsion Taylor-Brown has an MBA from the University of Mississippi and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Southern New Hampshire. Her other accomplishments include directing the annual Ozark Master Class in Fiction and starting the Center for English Language Education in Clarksville. Alison's fulll Biohere. Alison’s goal is to help writers make the next move, whether they’re beginners or established writers. If you’d like to know more about the program or have some ideas you’d like to share with Alison, contact her at 479-292-3665 or
I have greatly enjoyed this workshop. I learned some new things and was blessed to meet some wonderful people and writers! I will leave with a renewed sense of energy and purpose that I will direct towards my writing. Thank you SO much!
-- Jill C.
This was, again, excellent. So superb to have your expertise so close at hand here in Eureka Springs. We appreciate your skillful presentations of much info in digestible chunks in a day-long workshop. I look forward to attending more! Thanks!!
-- Linda H.
Excellent session! Well-organized. Knowledgeable presenters, generous with time and expertise. Definitely worth my time and energy. I sense my "writing sense" awakening. Thank you both. -- Brent
I found the time spent with Alison Taylor-Brown informative--just what i needed to get focused and moving forward. Alison helped me to understand that what I wish to do is called a literary memoir. She spelled out a flexible operation of helping me go from unknown writer, through the writing process, the critiques, the editing, the overall picture, the emphasis on what is and is not salable.
I attended the writing gathering last Saturday and am enthusiastic about the plans. Alison seems to be an excellent leader. The organization and execution of the Saturday sessions could not have been any better.