Join us for a virtual screening and panel discussion in partnership with WOUB Public Media of Ohio and Idaho Public Television.
The event will be held virtually over Zoom on June 29 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (5:00 p.m. Mountain).
Those in attendance will see an excerpt from the recent PBS “Hemingway” documentary series, as well as an episode of IPTV’s Idaho Experience, “Hemingway’s Idaho,” which focuses on the extraordinary home Hemingway lived in during his time in Idaho. The Ketchum home and its associated 13.9 acres of land alongside the Big Wood River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the great writer and because it is an exquisite example of mid-century architecture. Hemingway worked on For Whom the Bell Tolls, Islands in the Stream and a memoir, A Moveable Feast, while in Idaho. However, the memoir was never finished. Hemingway committed suicide on July 2, 1961, at the Idaho home.
The event’s panel will feature Van Gordon Sauter, former president of CBS News and Fox News; Lynn Novick, who directed and produced the “Hemingway” documentary series with Ken Burns that premiered on PBS in April; Jenny Emery Davidson of the Community Library in Ketchum, which currently owns and manages the home; and Gary Holcomb, an African American Studies professor at Ohio University, who published a critical collection called “Teaching Hemingway and Race.” The group will discuss the life of Hemingway, the history of the Ketchum home and take questions from those in attendance.
Sauter, a Ohio University Alumnus, lived in Idaho and became involved in the effort to preserve Hemingway’s legacy and will discuss his time as the head of a committee that was trying to find or become the manager/protector of the Hemingway House in Ketchum. Sauter is also the other of The Sun Valley Story, a history of the area and resort.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. You can sign up for the event here: https://bit.ly/HemingwayWOUB