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July Writers’ Retreat
July 19, 2021 - July 23, 2021$275
The retreat offers adults with the opportunity to work on personal creative writing, share their work, receive feedback and interact with others interested in writing. Writers have the opportunity to work in the Barn-Studio where Ernest Hemingway wrote during his visits to Piggott. Not all writers come with something in mind to write, but many do. The retreat is structured to be interactive, a time when friendships are formed, craft is honed, and creativity is enhanced.
The mentor for this retreat will be the 2021 Hemingway- Pfeiffer Museum Writer-in-Residence Mary Miller. Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Big Workd (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2009), and Always Happy Hour (Liveright, 2017), as well as the novels The Last Days of California (Liveright, 2014) and Biloxi (Liveright, 2019). Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Puschcart Prize XLIV, the Oxford American, Norton’s Seagull Book of Stories, The Best of McSweeney’s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, and many others. She is a former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the Univerrsity of Mississippi. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband, Lucky, and her dog, Winter.