Hemingway-Pfeiffer writer's retreat

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Pictured are HP Creative Writers, April 7-9, 2011, from left: Front -- Roland Mann, mentor, Oxford, MS; Barbara Cart, Jonesboro; Patricia Oplinger, Cherokee Village; Ethan Baker, Piggott; Sean Helfen, Jonesboro; Lesa Inman, Jonesboro; Mary Lee Cunningham, Jonesboro; Diana Sanders, HP Assistant Director. Back -- Anne Winchester, St. Francis; Elizabeth Foster, Hot Springs; Lydia Cheatham, Benton; Jeris Hamm, Ramer, TN; Pat Laster, Benton; Dot Hatfield, Beebe, Donna Austin, Jonesboro; Linda Wyss, Piggott and Phyllis Rhodes, Everton, MO. (photo provided)

The first, three-day Hemingway-Pfeiffer Creative Writers' Retreat scheduled in the spring was held April 7-9, 2011, at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center in Piggott, AR. A collection of stories and poems by the 15 writers who attended the retreat entitled "The Sound of Muses" will be published on-site for participants.

Roland Mann of Oxford, MS, served as instructor/mentor for the retreat. Mann is a former editor with Marvel Comics, journalist, newspaper editor, talented author and creative writing instructor. Diana Sanders, assistant director, served as coordinator.

Writers in attendance were: Anne Winchester, St. Francis; Barbara Cart, Donna Austin, Lesa Inman, Mary Lee Cunningham and Sean Helfen of Jonesboro; Dot Hatfield, Beebe; Elizabeth Foster, Hot Springs; Lydia Cheatham and Pat Laster, Benton; Linda Wyss and Ethan Baker, Piggott; Patricia Oplinger, Cherokee Village; Phyllis Rhodes, Everton, MO and Jeris Hamm, Ramer, TN.

The next HP Creative Writers' Retreat is scheduled June 20-24, 2011, with Dr. Rob Lamm, ASU-Jonesboro, serving as instructor/mentor.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site at 1021 W. Cherry Street, Piggott, Arkansas. Tours are on the hour Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 870-598-3487.

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