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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center announces dates for Summer 2013 Writers’ Retreat


PIGGOTT, Ark. – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott has announced that June 3-7 are the dates for its Summer 2013 Writers’ Retreat.  The retreat will be held in the Educational Center and the Hemingway Barn-Studio and will offer writers the opportunity to work under the direction of a professional mentor. 

Registration is $200 by May 17 and $225 thereafter; lunch and breaks are included.  Teachers interested in in-service opportunities associated with the retreat should contact the museum.

Pat Carr, serving as mentor for the retreat, has a bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Rice, a Ph.D. from Tulane and has taught writing and literature in universities and workshops across the country.

She's published 16, including “The Women in the Mirror,” winner of the prestigious Iowa Fiction Award, and “Death of a Confederate Colonel,” winner of both the PEN Southwest Fiction Award and John Estes Cooke Civil War Fiction Award, and she has over a hundred short stories published in such places as “The Southern Review” and “Best American Short Stories. Her most recent books are a memoir, One Page at a Time (2010), a how-to text, Writing Fiction with Pat Carr” (2010), and a novella, “The Radiance of Fossils” (2012).

Writers' retreats are structured to be interactive with group activities and private writing time and mentoring.  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, email 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.

Pat Carr

Pat Carr