The theme for this year’s Hemingway Symposium is “Hemingway and the Modern”, with keynote speaker David Earle (Ph.D.) holding forth on Tiki Hemingway and the Modern Primitive at 6:00 pm Thursday, September 26th. There will be a pre-Symposium screening of A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man (1977, 98 min.) on Wednesday September 26th at the Community Library to kick off the long weekend’s Hemingway-centered festivities.
All hosted events will rally at the Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, Idaho, unless otherwise indicated and are free of charge. Events include four film screenings, two Hemingway Haunts tours (sign up early!), a field trip to the famed Silver Creek hunting retreat with birding guide Zeke, and many in-depth presentations on Hemingway and modern literature. Topics will include Hemingway Style and the Shock of the New, Writers Look at Hemingway, and a welcoming reception for all participants and presenters with wine and hors d’oeuvres before the keynote address. Plan your autumn outing now! As it says on the Trail Creek Memorial, “Best of all, he loved the Fall.”
New update, August 13th!
The Library is holding a fundraiser for housing for students who may wish to attend the Symposium this September. The link to the online fundraiser to Sponsor a Student is at One4All. All proceeds will go solely to student housing. Thank you!