Those Days in Piggott, Arkansas, USA

The Pfeiffer-Janes House

The Pfeiffer-Janes House

Writer on location at Piggott

Freeda Baker Nichols at Writers’ Retreat. In background, Hemingway’s barn studio where he wrote some of his stories.

On location at Piggott, Arkansas
where Hemingway sat in his studio
to pen now famous stories of his time,
I, too, attempt to write. Will I succeed?
In spring and fall, I meet with writer friends–
each working hard to meet a writing goal.
Some strive to write a book of poetry.
Downtown, another plots a mystery
around the dining table at The Inn.
Lou’s Jalapeno relish is a hit
among the writers gathered there each day.
If friends of Ernest helped critique his work
those days in Paris when they socialized,
why not believe that we, as friends, can help
each other to become great writers,too?
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writers’ Retreat
held here in Piggott, Arkansas, is fun–
a place where skillful mentors gently guide
the writers on to meet their highest goals.

© 2013, photos and poem by Freeda Baker Nichols

2 comments on “Those Days in Piggott, Arkansas, USA

  1. Dorothy Johnson says:

    You captured our stay at HP and Piggott well. I missed my CAW friends this time.


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