Issue 5: Summer 2019

In 2020, the WCDH will celebrating its 20th anniversary! Since opening its doors in 2000, the WCDH has spent twenty years providing a creative sanctuary for authors of all genres. The Colony has had, and continues to have, a lasting impact in the arts and literary communities. We have hosted more than 1400 writers from 48 states and 11 countries. Our goal is to raise $300,000 by the end of 2021 so we can expand outreach, add staff, improve our facilities, and continue to provide our online platform, eMerge, for our residents and supporters to have their work published. Please help us grow so we can continue this legacy!

eMerge continues to grow its audience and expand its outreach, without being filled with pop-up advertising ad nauseum. We endeavor to provide a literary magazine built on content and provide greater exposure to both emerging and established authors. The theme for this edition of eMerge is all about Discovery. Please enjoy the varied perspectives our authors bring to this concept. And please keep in mind, that eMerge can only be published with the generous support of our readers and supporters.

With both Federal and State Governments cutting arts and literary programs, it will be up to individuals who care deeply about the importance of these programs and how they enhance and impact our common humanity, to ensure that they remain properly funded.

So we leave you with some words from Benjamin Franklin who wrote the following in Poor Richard’s Almanac:

“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”

Every dollar matters! Please, help us acquire the ‘nails’ that will keep the Writers” Colony at Dairy Hollow flourishing as a sanctuary for writers and writing. You may donate here: https://www.writerscolony.org/contribution-options

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Charles Templeton

Charles has served on the board of The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow since 2014 and is currently serving as Acquisitions Editor of eMerge, the Colony’s online magazine. EMerge was established as a platform for emerging and established writers, with a connection to the Writers’ Colony, to publish and promote their literary and graphic works.

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