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The 2021 Ernest Hemingway Seminar, initially scheduled for Fall 2020, will celebrate two short stories and Hemingway’s time in Africa. We’ll read “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” both published in 1936 following Ernest and Pauline’s three-month safari in 1933. Both stories can be read online by clicking their titles above, or in multiple print editions, including The Complete Short Stories: The Finca Vigía Edition.
For three days we will explore these texts and the history surrounding them. In addition to a dynamic array of lectures and opportunities for discussion, we will enjoy films, good food, and fellowship, all of which make this Hemingway seminar unique.
This year’s Seminar will be in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual attendance options. The in-person seminar will be limited to 100 attendees and costs $75. The virtual-only Seminar costs $25 and offers access to all presentations, panels, and films. Separate discussion groups will be hosted for virtual-only attendees via Zoom.
Seminar check-in will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9. Thursday evening’s opening keynote by Dr. Suzanne del Gizzo, Professor of English at Chestnut Hill College and editor of The Hemingway Review, will introduce us to Hemingway’s time in Africa.
Throughout the day on Friday we’ll dive into “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” with panels, film, discussion, and a special theatrical presentation.
Saturday will conclude with a focus on “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” a discussion on the ethics of safari, our closing keynote from Dr. Andrew Farah, neuroscientist and author of Hemingway’s Brain, and an evening reception.
A full Seminar agenda will be posted soon.
Contact Martha Williams, Programs and Education Manager for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Ernest Hemingway Seminars:
2010 – Second Annual Ernest Hemingway Symposium
2009 – Inaugural Ernest Hemingway Symposium