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PEN/Faulkner & Hill Center Present: Hemingway in Earnest – SOLD OUT

Friday, January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


This program is at capacity.  Please email to be added to the waiting list.

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” –Ernest Hemingway

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital are hosting an evening retrospective of Hemingway’s writing. With readings from local writers, scholars and performers, “Hemingway in Earnest” will take a good, hard look at “Papa’s” most powerful, challenging and problematic texts. Authors will reflect on their relationship with Hemingway, and actors will bring his words to life in preparation for the late-winter production of The Select (The Sun Also Rises) by the Elevator Repair Service. Capitol Hill Books and Riverby Books will source old texts related to Hemingway and The Sun Also Rises, and these books will be on display and for sale at the event.

Ernest Hemingway distinguished himself against his peers—who happened to be some of the most respected writers of all time—as an audacious man with strong opinions and an ability to craft words with an experimental and exacting style. Though controversial in both his life and his writing, Hemingway remains a key figure in American literary history.


Friday, January 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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