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 publication of Ernest Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not, which is set in Key West and Cuba in the 1930s.

Santa Fe College Cultural Programs Coordinator Raul Villarreal is co-directing the conference with Associate Vice President for Advancement Michael Curry.

Raul Villarreal is the author of Hemingway’s Cuban Son:  Reflections on the Writer by His Longtime Majordomo (Kent State University Press) and the son of René Villarreal, who was Hemingway’s estate manager in Cuba.

In addition to the paper sessions, the conference will include a presentation by Valerie Hemingway, author of Running with the Bulls: My Years with the Hemingways and a visit to the SF planetarium for a special presentation of “Hemingway’s Stars and Constellations.”

Invited speakers include Hemingway scholars Larry Grimes and Sandra Spanier as well as Ada Rosa Rosales and Gladys Rodriguez Ferrero, experts on Hemingway’s life in Cuba.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit https://www.hemingwaykeywestcuba.org/ or call Raul Villarreal at 352-395-4491.