HPMEC to Host Lost Generation Dinner

Thursday, August 14, 2014
HPMEC will host the Lost Generation Dinner and reading retreat in September.

A special event is planned for early September at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, as they're slated to host the "Lost Generation Dinner." According to Museum Director Adam Long, the dinner event will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the local museum.

"Guests at our Lost Generation Dinner will be treated to a 1920's-themed evening of food, music and fun," Long noted. "We'll begin with a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Pfeiffer-Janes house, and dinner will follow around 7:00 on the lawn. Along with the 1920's themed music and entertainment, we invite guests to wear their finest cocktail attire from the period--although, of course, costumes are not required to attend."

Tickets are $35 each, with the proceeds benefitting the museum's educational programming. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP before Friday, Aug. 29. To reserve a spot, or obtain more information, Long may be reached by calling 870 598-3487 or by email at adamlong@astate.edu

The dinner is being held in conjunction with the museum's fall reading retreat, which focuses on the novels written by, and about, the "Lost Generation" of authors. The retreat is scheduled to begin Friday evening, Sept. 5, and will continue through Sunday morning, Sept. 7.

During the retreat the participants will be discussing three novels--Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast," F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Therese Anne Fowler's "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald." Copies of the novels will also be included, and are covered by the registration fee.

"Lost Generation books were written in the 1920's and 1930's by authors who were popular at the time," Long explained. This included Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck and others."

In addition to discussing the novels, and participating in the dinner, those taking part in the retreat will also be treated to a screening of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris."

The cost to participate in the retreat is $100, which also includes a ticket to the Lost Generation Dinner.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, located at 1021 West Cherry Street in Piggott.

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