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Spring Writers’ Retreat Registration Is Extended


PIGGOTT – The registration deadline for the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center (HPMEC) 2014 Spring Writers Retreat has been extended. The new registration deadline is Monday, April 7, for the retreat that is set for Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, in Piggott.

Registration is $150; lunch and breaks are included.

The retreat will be held in the Educational Center and the Hemingway Barn-Studio and will offer adults the opportunity to work on their writing under the direction of a professional mentor, receive feedback from peers, and build relationships with others interested in writing.

Roland Mann of Oxford, Miss., will serve as mentor for the retreat. Mann is a former editor with Marvel Comics, journalist, and newspaper editor. He is a talented author and creative writing instructor.

Mann says, “A retreat is different than a workshop or conference. In general, a retreat allows the writers to get away from the daily grind at home and focus solely on whatever they wish to write. Writing exercises serve to get their writing muscles going. The Hemingway-Pfeiffer writing retreats are, I think, the model for retreats.”

Writers' retreats are structured to be interactive with in-class writing activities, private writing time, and group interaction. Writers contribute stories, poems and essays to be published on site in a spiral-bound souvenir anthology for each participant. For more information or to receive a brochure, e-mail adamlong@astate.edu or call the museum at 870-598-3487.

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

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Roland Mann
Roland Mann