Date: November 2, 2018 | Story: Stephanie Maxwell Newton | Photography: Rett Peek |
Erin Wood, Director of Et Alia Press
After a short career in law, Erin earned her masters in writing. Soon after, she helped found Little Rock-based Et Alia Press, which publishes books about emerging artists, health and wellness, and local histories. “These shelves are filled with books that I used more in years past—researching for college or grad school papers, heavy case books for law school, and high school favorites that have my notes in the margins.”
HER ‘HOOD The Heights in Little Rock
HER HOME’S STYLE English-inspired cottage built in 1925
HER FAVORITE ROOM “My home library—I love the color. When I’m in it, I’m surrounded by books and things that are important to me. Whether times are happy or hard, I always find good company in books. The art in this room speaks to me as well. One of Donald Roller Wilson’s famous “Cookie” paintings, which was given to me as a 25th birthday present, reflects many decades as a fan of his as well as my lifelong interest in primates.”
WHY TURQUOISE? “I wanted something really lively and vibrant, a color that touched me and made me feel confident and happy.”
WHAT’S NEXT FROM ET ALIA PRESS? A collaboration with ESSE Purse Museum, What’s Inside: A Century of Women and Handbags, 1900–1999, will be released Nov. 8 in conjunction with the museum’s fifth birthday party.