Two Hemingway scholars will visit Pulaski Technical College on Oct. 24 as part of the Big Rock Reading Series.
Dr. Adam Long and Ruth Hawkins will read from their works beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the RJ Wills Lecture Hall, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. A question-and-answer and book signing will follow.
Though Ernest Hemingway was not from the South, he visited and wrote in Arkansas regularly and the prominent Pfeiffer family of Piggott was one of his greatest influences.
Dr. Long, the director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center in Piggott, will discuss Hemingway's time in Arkansas and provide information about the museum.
Hawkins will read from her book Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow about the marriage between Hemingway and Pauline Pfeiffer. Hawkins is the executive director of Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University, which includes the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center, as well as other heritage projects in the state.
The readings are free and open to the public.