Hemingway’s Cuba–The Hemingway Symposium September 3-6 2014


The Community Library is hosting the 2014 Hemingway Symposium with support from Boise State University and the Idaho Humanities Council. The event kicks off with a party and reception from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sept. 3rd, with salsa music, beverages, and introductory speakers. Interspersed with scheduled literary discussions will be excursions to the world famous Silver Creek Preserve; a screening of the 1958 film, The Old Man and the Sea, which was partially filmed in Cuba; a tour of “Hemingway Haunts,” in Ketchum hosted by local guide Jim Jaquet; the chance to taste “Papa’s” favorite cocktails at the local Cornerstone Bar; and the opportunity to test shooting skills at the Sun Valley Gun Club.

To register for the event, click here, or call: (208) 726-3493, ext. 123. General admission cost is $45 ($30 student admission). Limited seating is still available as of this posting.

Portrait of Hemingway by Antonio Gattorno

Portrait of Hemingway by Antonio Gattorno

The highlights of the festival are presentations by director of the Finca Vigía, Ada Rosa Rosales, who is traveling to Ketchum from Cuba; by Sean Poole, author of Gattorno: A Cuban Painter for the World, about Antonio Gattorno, a close friend of Ernest Hemingway; by Boise State University’s Dr. Mac Test who will present, “The Old Man and the Sea (on the Sea)”; by Martin Peterson, renowned Hemingway scholar; and by Nancy Sindelar, author of Influencing Hemingway.

old man and the sea film poster

The literary portion of the event was created in close partnership with Boise State University who is sponsoring participating professors Mac Test, Mitch Wieland, Clyde Moneyhum, Emily Wakild, and Adrian Kane. Joining these scholars will be graduate students, featured in a panel discussion.

For more information, email Anna Svidgal at asvidgal@comlib.org.

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