Matthew Pitt selected as Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum writer-in-residence
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott has selected its 2023 writer-in-residence.
Matthew Pitt of Fort Worth will serve in this role from June 1-30, according to Dr. Adam Long, executive director of the Arkansas Heritage Sites.
Raised in St. Louis, Pitt now works as an associate professor of creative writing at Texas Christian University. He also serves as editor of the literary journal, Descant, and a contributing editor for literary journal, West Branch.
While working as writer-in-residence, Pitt will complete edits on “The Be-Everything! Brothers,” a novella due out at the end of this year. He is the author of two short fiction collections including “These are our Demands,” a Midwest Book Award winner and “Attention Please Now,” winner of the Autumn House Prize and a Writers’ League of Texas Book Award finalist.
He has had individual stories appear in dozens of magazines, journals and anthologies. His work has been cited in best-of annual anthologies and won honors and awards from various publications.
Pitt will also work on a new novel and his next collection, “Unusual Poisons.” National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson recently selected this work-in-progress for a 2023-2024 Everett Southwest Literary Award.
The residency will allow Pitt the opportunity to live and work in the community of Piggott for a month, sharing his knowledge and experience with local writers and working on his own writings.