Who is Tom Eaton? 

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This Thursday, December 18, Writers' Night Out will take place at FRESH on 179 North Main at 5 pm.

We invite anyone with an interest in writing to join us and discuss your writing plans for 2015.

Start YOUR Writing Year Off RIGHT


January 10    1 - 4 pm

Thomas Eaton
Director of the VWS Associate Program in 
Maumelle and Little Rock

With a doctorate in Education and a resume that includes curriculum assessment and accreditation consulting, Tom Eaton seems the quintessential academic. So it's a fun surprise to discover that he also write western novels.

Tom has taught creative writing in both the classroom and online at the university level. He says his own work
 “borders on the Western as he celebrates his rural Wyoming heritage and explores the romanticized cowboy spirit as well as the sod-buster/plainsman." High Hill Press of St. Louis will publish two collections of his short stories entitled "Stories from Mission County" and "I'm Right Where you Left Me–More Stories from Mission County.”

Tom says he's excited to be teaching the Village Writing School material in Maumelle and Little Rock. "These areas offer a range of possibilities in communities where people are semi-retired or retired, where people from many different ethnicities converge, and where schools are attempting to connect young people to their writing voice. All these people have stories to tell.
I intend to explore these possibilities and celebrate the voices and writers that emerge, using both my educational background and my passion for the human story to make this happen."


  • TOM will discuss why he chose the Village Writing School program.
  • WE will tell you more about Tom's specific plans to begin teaching our material in Maumelle in February. 
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Our Christmas Party was a Blast! 



The Friends of the Village received a handmade gift bag in thanks for their support.


We're serious writers, so even at the party, we talked writing. Thanks to author, David Rawding, for joining us via Skype to speak about his children's book and  forthcoming novel. He gave us some great tips.



And thanks again to our master gardener Glenda Moore, who came out to decorate for us despite some significant dental work earlier in the week. 

Our very own Wendy Taylor Carlisle will read in San Miguel, Mexico on January 5! 

Check out Wendy's new website here. 

Don't miss the opportunity to have your poetry mentored by Wendy in our twice-monthly poetry roundelay on the 2nd  &  4th Sunday afternoons.
E U R E K A   C A L E N D A R 

Dec 21 - Fayetteville Writer's Circle  Not Meeting

Dec 25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS! No Writers' Night Out

Dec 28 - Poetry Roundelay  2 pm - 4 pm 

Jan 1 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! No Writers' Night Out

Jan 10 - Planning and Plotting with Pat Carr 1-4 pm

More Info and Registration for Any Workshop HERE.
R O G E R S   C A L E N D A R 

Jan 17 - Dialogue and Setting
Feb 7 - The Word and the Sentence
March 7 - Subtext, High Events, Closings
April 4 - Self-Editing
May 2 - First Page/Character

All Workshops will be from 9-4 with an hour for lunch. The fee for each is $45 with a 10% discount if the whole program is paid in advance. 
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