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17th Biennial International Hemingway Society Conference

March 06, 2016 5:45 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

The Hemingway Society, the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, and Dominican University are thrilled to announce their partnership in hosting the 17th biennial international Hemingway Society conference at Hemingway’s hometown of Oak Park, Illinois.

Celebrate Hemingway’s 117th birthday with the largest gathering of scholars and fans from all over the world. Click here for conference registration information


JULY 17-22, 2016

Conference participants will enjoy excellent presentation venues at Dominican University, beautiful event venues in Oak Park and River Forest, including the birthplace and the North Kenilworth home, and opportunities for exploring the Art Institute, the Newberry Library, and other historic Chicago sites. Participants are encouraged to join The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park in celebrating Hemingway’s birthday with the community the weekend following the conference.

In addition to scholars from around the world sharing their expertise: 

  • Novelist Tim O'Brien, author of Going After Cacciato (National Book Award), The Things They Carried, and In the Lake of the Woods, will deliver a keynote evening talk. 
  • Documentary filmmakers Lynn Novick (director), Sarah Botstein (producer), and Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), all longtime collaborators of Ken Burns, will discuss their creative process as they embark on a documentary biography of Hemingway. The film, co-directed by Burns and Novick, is a production of Florentine Films, and will air on PBS in 2020.
  • A selection of Grace Hall Hemingway's paintings will be exhibited.
  • Parallel programs will offer opportunities for veterans to discuss Hemingway and war literature through "Talking Service"; for teachers seeking continuing education; and for undergraduate Hemingway scholars in a one-day symposium. 

Spread the word, stay tuned for more information, and we hope to see you in Oak Park!

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