Latest News and Announcements

Board of Directors 2017 Election Results

Congratulations to Kirk Curnutt and Verna Kale who have each been elected to a three-year term as Board members.

The Hemingway Board would like to thank Raul Villarreal for his commitment in running in what was a competitive election with highly qualified candidates. Thanks to all of you who voted on our on-line ballot, now in its successful third year run.

With a strong Board and Paris before us, next years promise to be good ones indeed.

Larry Grimes, for the Nominating Committee

First Short Story Discovered

Sandra Spanier and Brewster Chamberlin discovered Hemingway's first extant short story in a notebook while sifting through other author-related materials located in the Bruce family archives.  The story, which was composed in September 1909, is a 14-page series of letters addressed to his parents in which the young Hemingway recounts a fictional trip to Ireland and Scotland.  

Oak Park Museum to Close Doors, Plans to Open Writing Center

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park intends to close the Hemingway museum by the end of 2017.  According to John Berry, some of the contents from the museum will hopefully be digitized while others might be available for viewing at locations such as the Oak Park Public Library.  The foundation will now begin fundraising for a new project: the construction of a $1 million writing center at Hemingway's birthplace home.

Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba

Santa Fe College to Host Conference
“Hemingway:  Between Key West and Cuba”
Gainesville, Florida
July 20-22, 2017

The conference is being held at the Northwest Campus in Gainesville, Florida, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Ernest Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not, which is set in Key West and Cuba in the 1930s.

Ketchum Home in New Hands

Ernest Hemingway's home in Ketchum, Idaho, has transferred hands from The Nature Conservancy to the Community Library.  As part of the library's mission to preserve the community's cultural and literary heritage, the Hemingway house will be the site of a residency program for artists and scholars, and certain artifacts from the house will be preserved in the library's regional history collection.