Hemingway in Wyoming and Montana *** POSTPONED***

"Hemingway in Wyoming and Montana" Conference Postponed until 2021

It is with a heavy heart, but with great optimism for the future, that the Board of the Hemingway Foundation and Society announces the postponement of the Hemingway in Wyoming and Montana Conference until July 18-24, 2021 (circumstances permitting). This is necessary to safeguard the health of our members and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. As we work on this postponement, we would like members to bear in mind the following:

  • Within the next 30 days, we will be refunding fees paid to the Society for the conference
  • If you signed up for the Old West Chuck Wagon dinner, please cancel your reservation by calling 307-344-7311, since this event was booked through Yellowstone National Park Lodges and not directly through the Hemingway Society.
  • To cancel the bus from Billings to Sheridan and back, please contact debi.isakson@hemingwaysociety.org.
  • Please be sure to cancel your travel plans, including hotel, Airbnb, or Vrbo reservations, as soon as possible, since this may allow these hospitality providers, who are currently experiencing economic distress, to rent these accommodations to other vacationers.
  • Papers already accepted will be automatically accepted for the conference at its new date. We expect to issue a new call for papers early in 2021, at which time we will ask you to confirm your intent to participate. You will not be required to submit a new proposal.

This postponement will not affect our traditional semi-annual cycle of conferences. After the 2021 Wyoming/Montana conference, we fully intend to hold a conference in 2022 and return to a pattern of holding conferences in even-numbered years. We are still welcoming site proposals for 2022: please direct proposals to ebycp@appstate.edu.
 
For their excellent planning and hard work, the Board wants to thank Wyoming/Montana Conference Director Larry Grimes and the conference committee: Co-Directors Debi Isakson, John Sutton, and Chris Warren, and committee members Ross Tangedal, Ryan Hediger, Shannon Smith and Cecil Ponder. We also want to thank the villages of Cooke City, Montana, the town of Sheridan, and Sheridan College, who have worked to plan this conference. We eagerly look forward to it at its new date.

Carl Eby
President, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation
Professor of English
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608