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
The Letters of Ernest Hemingway
Volume 4. 1929 - 1931
Edited by Sandra Spanier and Miriam B. Mandel
On October 30th 2017, James McGrath Morris (author of The Ambulance Drivers) and Steve Paul (author of Hemingway at Eighteen) presented on Hemingway and the First World War at the JFK Library and Museum.
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.
A new statue of Hemingway has been unveiled in Petoskey, MI. The statue, which was sculpted by artist Andy Sacksteder, celebrates the writer's early years and connection to northern Michigan.
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.
Santa Fe College to Host Conference
“Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba”
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.