Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM MDT
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM MDT

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Community Library Lecture Hall 
415 Spruce Ave
Ketchum, ID 83340

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Martha Williams 
The Community Library 
208-726-3493 ext. 120

2019 Ernest Hemingway Seminar: For Whom the Bell Tolls 

At this year's seminar we will celebrate Ernest Hemingway's seminal text, For Whom the Bell Tolls. For three days we will explore this text, the history surrounding it, and Hemingway's local and regional connection to it.


Thursday, September 5

1:00-4:00 p.m. Preconference Workshop, “Writing Like Hemingway” with Dr. Clyde Moneyhun (This workshop is SOLD OUT.)

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Opening Reception and Registration/Check-in (John A. and Carol O. Moran Lecture Hall)

6:00-7:30 p.m. Opening remarks and Presentation by Dr. Hilary Justice of the Hemingway Archive, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Friday, September 6

10:00-11:30 a.m. – Boise State University (BSU) Panel Discussion on the Historical and Literary Context of the Spanish Civil War with Dr. Joanne Klein, Dr. Stacey Guill, and Dr. Clyde Moneyhun

11:30-11:45 a.m. Break & BSU Student Poster Presentations

11:45-12:30 p.m. Presentation on Hemingway and the Basque Country by Inaki Sagarna, The
Community Library Center for Regional History Hemingway Fellow

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

2:00-3:30 p.m. – Book Discussion Groups (Led by Dr. Clyde Moneyhun of BSU, Brady Udall of BSU, Mitch Wieland of BSU, Phil Huss of The Community School, and Dr. Jenny Emery Davidson of The Community Library)

3:30-3:45 p.m. Break & BSU Student Poster Presentations

3:45-4:15 p.m. Introduction to The Spanish Earth film by Dr. Bill Siska, Professor Emeritus, Film & Media Arts, University of Utah

4:15-6:00 p.m. Screening of The Spanish Earth

Saturday, September 7

10:00-10:30 a.m. – Review and Discussion of The Spanish Earth with Dr. Stacey Guill of BSU

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Conversation with Spanish artist Pilar Pobil (with Rob Wilson of Rowland Hall School, Salt Lake City)

11:30-11:45 a.m. – Break & BSU Student Poster Presentations

11:45-12:30 a.m. – Overview of the new Hemingway Walking Tour TravelStorys App with Mary Tyson, Director of The Community Library Center for Regional History

12:30 -2:00 a.m. –  Lunch on Your Own

2:00-3:30 p.m. – Lecture by Dr. Alex Vernon, Julia Mobley Odyssey Professor of English, Hendrix College

3:30-3:45 p.m. – Break 

3:45-4:15 p.m. – Reading from the 2016 Spanish Civil War novel, El brigadista, authored by Catalan novelist Jordi Cantavella, presented by Dr. Clyde Moneyhun of BSU

4:15-4:30 p.m. – Closing remarks

4:30-6:00 p.m. – Closing reception with Basque paella