HPMEC Announces Plans for Fall Writers’ Retreat

PIGGOTT –The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott will hold its Fall 2016 Writers’ Retreat, Monday through Friday, Nov. 7-11. 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.

The deadline for registration and the retreat cost of $200 is by Friday, Oct. 28. The cost is $225 thereafter. Lunch and breaks are included. Teachers interested in professional development opportunities associated with the retreat should contact Dr. Adam Long, director of Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, at (870) 598-3487 or through email at adamlong@AState.edu.

Andrea Hollander, who will serve as mentor for the retreat, is the author of four full-length poetry collections: “Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems,” a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; “Woman in the Painting”; “The Other Life”; and “House Without a Dreamer,” which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize.

Other honors include an Oregon Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes (in poetry and prose memoir), the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, the Runes Poetry Prize, two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and two from the Arkansas Arts Council. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, college textbooks and literary journals.

For 22 years, she served as writer-in-residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches workshops at the Attic Institute and Mountain Writers Series. Her website is http://www.andreahollander.net.

Writers’ retreats are structured to be interactive with group activities along with 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, visit hemingway.AState.edu.

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 1-3 p.m.

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Attached photo: Andrea Hollander, mentor, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center 2016 Fall Writers’ Retreat, Nov. 7-11.

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