HPMEC Seeks Candidates for Writer-In-Residence Program

Thursday, November 30, 2017
The person chosen as the 'writer in residence' at HPMC will have the chance to write in the iconic barn studio used by Ernest Hemingway himself.
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The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) has joined forces with local supporters in offering a unique opportunity for a writer-in-residence position for the month of June 2018.

“The writer-in-residence will serve as mentor for a week-long retreat for writers at the educational center,” noted HPMEC director Dr. Adam Long. “This retreat will be held June 4 to 8, and is open to 12 to 14 writers from the region. The recipient will also hold one or two readings of their own work in the region, while the remainder of the month they will continue in the writer-in-residence to work on his or her own work.”

The residency includes lodging at a loft apartment in the downtown square in Piggott over the City Market coffee shop, provided by owners Tracy and Joe Cole.

“The writer-in-residence will also have the opportunity to work in the studio where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms during an extended stay with his wife's family in 1928,” Long added. The residency also includes a $1,000 stipend to help cover food and transportation.

Long indicated candidates with a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree in a relevant field are preferred. Those who are interested should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and writing sample to Long at adamlong@astate.edu. The deadline for submitting entries is Feb. 28, 2018.

Questions may also be directed to Dr. Long, and those wanting additional information about the museum or lodging may visit Hemingway.AState.edu

The HPMEC, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, contributes to the understanding of the regional, national and global history of the 1920s and 1930s eras by focusing on the internationally connected Pfeiffer family, of Piggott, and their son-in-law and regular guest Ernest Hemingway. This includes drawing on Hemingway's influence as a noted American author to foster interest in literature and the arts and promote excellence in both.

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