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Renowned authors will hold book signings at Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center Friday, Sept. 28


PIGGOTT – The Arkansas State University Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) will hold a book reading and signing for authors Chris Shelton and Acton Bowen Friday, Sept. 28, from 1-3 p.m.  

Shelton finished the first draft of his book, It’s Okay, You’re with My Father, at one of Hemingway-Pfeiffer’s Creative Writers’ Retreats.  Shelton is a former special agent, child abuse investigator, and pastor, and his book recounts his experience fighting against the evils of child abuse. 

He will be reading with Acton Bowen, whose devotional Escape the Noise is a New York Times Best Seller.  Bowen is a student pastor, speaker, author, and Fox News correspondent on faith and religion. He lives in Gadsden, Alabama, and is beginning a national book tour for his new book.

Both Bowen and Shelton will be reading from their books and signing copies for those present.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site located at 1021 W. Cherry Street, Piggott, Arkansas.  Tours are on the hour Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center includes a barn-studio associated with Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.  During the 1930s, the barn was converted to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott.  Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio.

For more information, contact Dr. Adam Long, director of HPMEC, at 870-598-3487 or through e-mail at adamlong@astate.edu.