HPMEC Accepting Applications for Writer in Residence

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC), located in Piggott, is now accepting applications for the 2019 writer-in-residence position.

The residency will be for the month of June 2019, and includes lodging at a loft apartment on the downtown square over the Piggott City Market coffee shop. The writer-in-residence will also have the opportunity to work in the studio where Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway worked on “A Farewell to Arms” during an extended stay with his wife’s family in 1928. The residency also includes a $1,000 stipend to help cover food and transportation.

The writer-in-residence will be expected to serve as mentor for a week-long retreat for writers at the educational center. This retreat will be held June 10 to 14 and will be open to 12 to 14 writers from the region. The recipient will also be expected to hold one or two readings of his/her own work. The remainder of the month, the person chosen will be free to work on his/her own work.

Candidates with a master of arts or master of fine arts degree in a relevant field are preferred. Those interested should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Dr. Adam Long at adamlong@AState.edu The deadline for submitting entries is Feb. 28, 2019. Questions may also be directed to Dr. Long. For more information about the museum or lodging may visit them online at http://hemingway.astate.edu

This is the second year for the writer-in-residence program. Kate Simonian of Sydney, Australia, who was attending Texas Tech University, was chosen as the first one in March 2018.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, 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.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site at 1021 West Cherry Street in Piggott. Tours are on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Those wanting additional information may call them at 870 598-3487.

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