Welcome to Arkansas State University!

News Article

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center Sets Dates for Summer 2014 Writers’ Retreat


PIGGOTT, Ark. –The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott announced Monday-Friday, June 9-13, as the dates for its Summer 2014 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 Friday, May 23, and $225 thereafter; lunch and breaks are included. Teachers interested in in-service opportunities associated with the retreat should contact the museum at (870) 598-3487.

Dr. Rob Lamm of Jonesboro will serve as mentor for the retreat. He is the Director of English Education at Arkansas State University. Highlights of his career include serving as a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame, directing the Northeast Arkansas Writing Project, editing the literary magazine Arkansas Anthology, and mentoring writers’ retreats at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Educational Center.

Lamm presents on many subjects, including “Visual Arguments,” “Humor Writing,” “Writing Poetry,” and other forms of creative writing. Wadsworth Publishers, Cengage Learning, published the second edition of his college-level textbook Dynamic Argument recently. At Arkansas State, he teaches courses such as “Theory in the Teaching of Composition,” “Advanced Composition,” “Technical Writing,” and “Teaching Writing in the Schools.”

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, e-mail adamlong@astate.edu or call the museum at 870-598-3487.

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

# # #

Dr. Rob Lamm
Dr. Rob Lamm