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Hemingway-Pfeiffer to Offer Writing Retreat for Veterans


PIGGOTT – In 1928, Ernest Hemingway penned portions of one of the most enduring war novels in American literature, A Farewell to Arms, at the home of his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer in Piggott, Arkansas.  Hemingway’s studio is now the site of an all-expenses-paid weekend, writing retreat for veterans, Friday through Sunday, July 24-26. 
The retreat offers military veterans from or living in Arkansas the opportunity to work on personal creative writing, share their work, receive feedback and interact with others interested in writing. The retreat is structured to be interactive, a time when friendships are formed, craft is honed and creativity is enhanced. It is also a time for private writing. 
Dr. Rob Lamm, director of English Education at Arkansas State University, will serve as mentor for the retreat. 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. 
He 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.”
 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.
This retreat is held in partnership with the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Dr. Rob Lamm
Dr. Rob Lamm, mentor for the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writing Retreat for Veterans