HPMEC Prepares for Film Noir Reading Retreat in March

Film noir image from The Big Combo (1955).

PIGGOTT –The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott has announced dates for its upcoming Film Noir Reading Retreat, Friday and Saturday, March 6-7.

Upon registration, participants will receive copies of three novels to read at their convenience. The titles include Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not, Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest, and Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress.

After reading the novels, participants will come together at the museum in Piggott March 6-7 for a weekend of meaningful discussion and fun activities. Discussion about the books will be led by experts in the field.

In addition to these discussions, there will be a screening of the noir classic The Big Sleep, as well as a murder mystery party.


The cost of the retreat is $100, which includes copies of the three books, meals on Saturday, and a ticket to the party. Tickets for the party alone cost $40.

For more information about the retreat, including the full schedule, contact the museum at 870-598-3487 or email adamlong@AState.edu.

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

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