Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Few words, many fans

Four days devoted to minimalist Ernest Hemingway


The focus of the Ernest Hemingway Festival through Saturday, Sept. 6, is the authorís 22 years living in Cuba. Courtesy photo

    Ernest Hemingway was a man of sparse sentences. The Nobel Prize-winning author’s many admirers, however, will have more than a few words to say about him during the Ernest Hemingway Festival this week in Ketchum and Sun Valley, the author’s final home.
    Hosted by The Community Library in Ketchum from today, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Sept. 6, the event will feature lectures, discussions, readings and “edutaining” activities including trips to local Hemingway haunts.
    The festival’s theme is “Hemingway’s Cuba,” where he lived off and on from 1939-60.
    Admission to the festival ($45, $30 for students), covers most events, with an extra cost for some optional activities.
    Here’s the schedule (events take place at the library, 415 Spruce Ave., unless otherwise noted):

Today, Wednesday, Sept. 3
• Opening reception, 4-6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4
• “Ernest Hemingway, Citizen of the World,” talk by Nancy Sindelar, Ph.D., author of “Influencing Hemingway,” 10-11:30 a.m.
• “Hemingway Haunts,” bus tour of Ketchum. 10-11:30 a.m.
• Sun Valley Gun Club activity at the club, 2-4 p.m. ($38).
• “Antonio Gattorno: Cuban Artist for the World,” talk by Sean Poole, author of a book about Hemingway’s artist friend Gattorno, 6-7:30 p.m.
• “Drink Like Papa,” no-host mixer, 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Bar, 211 N. Main St., Ketchum.

Friday, Sept. 5
• Local residents Don and Marcia Liebich discuss their recent trip to Cuba, 10-11 a.m.
• Talk by Wally Collins, winner of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, 11 a.m. to noon.
• Screening of the 1958 film “The Old Man and the Sea,” 1:30 p.m.
• “The Old Man and the Sea (on the Sea),” talk by Mac Test of Boise State University, 4:30-
6 p.m.
•“Ernest Hemingway: At Home in Ketchum” exhibit opening, 6:30-8 p.m. at Sun Valley Museum of History, First Street and Washington Avenue, Ketchum.

Saturday, Sept. 6
• Silver Creek Preserve Tour, place where Hemingway hunted, 8:30-11 a.m.
• “The Hemingway Heritage,” readings by BSU graduate students, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Talk by Martin Peterson, co-founder of the Idaho Hemingway House Foundation, 1-2 p.m.
• “Hemingway in Cuba,” discussion with BSU Hemingway scholars, 2-4 p.m.
• “Hemingway’s Home in Cuba from 1940-1960,” talk by Ada Rosa Rosales, director of Finca Vigia, Hemingway’s home in Cuba, 4-5:30 p.m.
• Dinner at Trail Creek Cabin, 6-8 p.m. $50.
    To register (deadline is Saturday, Aug. 30), visit or call 726-3493, ext. 123.

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