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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center hosts creative writers' retreat June 4-8; registration is open now


The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) has announced dates for its Summer 2012 Creative Writers’ Retreat for adults, to be held Monday-Friday, June 4-8. The retreat will be held in the Educational Center and the Hemingway Barn-Studio, and will offer adults the opportunity to work on personal creative writing under the direction of a professional mentor. Teachers interested in in-service opportunities associated with the retreat should contact the museum. HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, located at 1021 W. Cherry Street, Piggott.

Dr. Rick Lott of Jonesboro will serve as mentor for the retreat. Lott is a professor of English at Arkansas State University. He is a talented poet and creative writing instructor. Registration is $150 by May 21 and $175 thereafter; lunch and breaks are included. 

Creative Writers' Retreats are structured to be interactive with in-class writing activities and private writing time. 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, contact Dr. Adam Long, director, HPMEC, or call the museum at (870) 598-3487. Tours of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center are offered on the hour Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center online.