Writers’ Retreats

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center holds two Writers’ Retreats annually. These retreats offer writers the opportunity to work with professional mentors, to network with other writers, and to build lasting relationships. Throughout the retreats, writers have the opportunity to work in Hemingway’s Barn Studio. Participants come from all backgrounds and experience levels. Not all come with something in mind to write, but many do. And, of course, we invite all of our past participants who become published to return for a reading and to celebrate with us.
 

This summer, we will have two retreats:   

June 14-18, 2021

The mentor for this retreat will be the 2020 Hemingway- Pfeiffer Museum Writer-in-Residence Hugh Martin.  Martin is the author of In Country (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2018), The Stick Soldiers (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2013) and So, How Was the War? (Kent State UP, 2010). Martin joined the military three months prior to 9/11, served in Iraq in 2004, and returned home to graduate from Muskingum University in southern Ohio. After completing his six-year enlistment, he spent time working in Ireland, visiting relatives in Poland, and returned to the US to complete an MFA at Arizona State University. Martin is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, a Pushcart Prize, a Yaddo Residency, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Sewanee Writers’ Conference Fellowship, a Prague Summer Program Fellowship, and he was the inaugural winner of the Iowa Review Jeff Sharlet Award for Veterans.  His essays and poetry have appeared in various places including PBS Newshour, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Grantland, The Sun, and The Kenyon Review.  He was the 2014-15 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and he’s currently a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio University.

You can download the June 2021 Writers’ Retreat Registration as a .pdf below. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download the free .pdf viewer here.

June 2021 Retreat

July 19-23, 2021

Mary Miller, our 2021 Writer-in-Residence will serve as mentor for the retreat.  Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Big World (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, Pushcart 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 Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband, Lucky, and her dog, Winter.

You can download the July 2021 Writers’ Retreat Registration as a .pdf below. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download the free .pdf viewer here.

June 2021 Retreat

Recent Mentors

C.D. Albin was born and reared in West Plains, Missouri.  He earned a Doctor of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi and has taught for many years at Missouri State University—West Plains, where he founded Elder Mountain:  A Journal of Ozarks Studies.  He is the author of the story collection Hard Toward Home (Press 53, 2016), which was awarded the Missouri Author Award in Fiction in 2017.  He recently published a collection of poetry Axe, Fire, Mule (Golden Antelope Press, 2018).  In addition, his fiction, poems, and reviews have appeared in a number of periodicals, including Arkansas Review, Cape Rock, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Natural Bridge, and Slant.

Pat Carr

Pat Carr holds a B.A. and M.A. from Rice, a Ph.D. from Tulane and has taught writing and literature in universities and workshops across the country. She’s published sixteen books, including The Women in the Mirror, winner of the prestigious Iowa Fiction Award, and Death of a Confederate Colonel, winner of both the PEN Southwest Fiction Award and John Estes Cooke Civil War Fiction Award, and she has over a hundred short stories published in such places as The Southern Review and Best American Short Stories. Her most recent books are a memoir, One Page at a Time (2010), a how-to text, Writing Fiction with Pat Carr (2010), a novella, The Radiance of Fossils (2012), and a collection of short stories, The House of Prytania (2014).

Andrea HollanderAndrea Hollander is the author of four full-length poetry collections: Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Woman in the Painting; The Other Life; and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Other honors include an Oregon Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes (in poetry and prose memoir), the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, the Runes Poetry Prize, two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Arkansas Arts Council. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, college textbooks, and literary journals. For twenty-two years she served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches workshops at the Attic Institute and Mountain Writers Series. Her website is www.andreahollander.net.

Professor Robert Lamm serves as Director of English Education at Arkansas State University. Highlights of his career include serving as a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame, directing the NEA Writing Project, editing the literary magazine Arkansas Anthology, and mentoring writers’ retreats at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Educational Center. He presents on many subjects, including “Visual Arguments,” “Humor Writing,” “Writing Poetry,” and other forms of creative writing. The second edition of his college-level textbook Dynamic Argument was published last January by Wadsworth Publishers, Cengage Learning.