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2015 PEN Hemingway Grant Success

For 2015, a non-conference year, we lowered our sights in the Hemingway Foundation's fund-raising campaign in support of the PEN/Hemingway Award in first fiction. And we exceeded expectations.

In 2014, this ramped-up effort resulted in a $10,000 boost as generous members stepped up to meet the $5,000 challenge offered by Steve Paul and Carol Zastoupil. Based on that success, the foundation board last spring voted to increase the annual donation in support of the award program by $4,000 to a total of $15,000.

Exhibit--Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars

September 25, 2015 through January 31, 2016
This is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work of Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), one of the most celebrated American authors of the 20th century. Organized in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, it includes multiple drafts of Hemingway's earliest short stories, notebooks, heavily revised manuscripts and typescripts of his major novels—The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. The show also presents correspondence between Hemingway and his legendary circle of expatriate writers in 1920s Paris, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sylvia Beach. Focusing on the inter-war years, the exhibition explores the most consistently creative phase of Hemingway's career and includes inscribed copies of his books, a rarely-seen 1929 oil portrait, photographs, and personal items.

2015 Michigan Hemingway Conference

The Michigan Hemingway Society is proud to host its annual conference at Stafford’s Perry Hotel on October 16th, 17th, and 18th.  Keynote speaker Nancy Sindelar, Ph. D., author of Influencing Hemingway:  The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work, will speak on Saturday evening about the ways in which Hemingway was influenced by his early experiences in northern Michigan.

New Facility in Cuba for Hemingway Papers

The Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s books, letters and photos — the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island.
The building materials will be used to construct a 2,400-square-foot, two-story laboratory where thousands of photos, roughly 9,000 books and a huge number of letters to and from Hemingway can be treated and preserved.