Since my earlier posts on my trip to Cuba were mostly pictures, I am providing a link about the 15th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium recently held in Havana from June 18 to June 22, 2015 that was written by an author, scholar, and board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Nancy Sindelar.
Nancy W. Sindelar holds an M.A. in Literature, a C.A.S. in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Serving as a board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Sindelar has made many popular presentations about the life and work of Hemingway.
Click on the link below to read Nancy’s account of the colloquium:
Also, Nancy has a book entitled Influencing Hemingway that was published in May 2014 and following is a press release for the book:
Ernest Hemingway embraced adventure and courted glamorous friends while writing articles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world. Where Hemingway chose to live and work also shaped his style and rituals of writing: whether revisiting the Italian front in A Farewell to Arms, recounting a Pamplona bull run in The Sun Also Rises, or depicting a Cuban fishing village in The Old Man and the Sea, setting played an important part in Hemingway’s fiction. The author also drew on real people—parents, friends, fellow writers—to create his memorable characters.
In Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work Nancy W. Sindelar introduces the reader to the individuals who played significant roles in Hemingway’s development as both a man and as an artist—as well as the environments that had a profound impact on the author’s life. The book begins with Hemingway’s birth and early influences in Oak Park, Illinois, followed by his first job as a reporter in Kansas City. Sindelar then recounts Hemingway’s experiences and adventures in Italy, France, Spain, Key West, Florida, and Cuba, all of which found their way into his writing. The book concludes with an analysis of the events that preceded the author’s suicide in Idaho and reflects on the influences critics had on his life and work.
Over 60 personal letters and photographs from his parents, lovers, wives, children, and friends
An inside look at Hemingway as a child, teenager, and aspiring author
Original sources and quotations demonstrate his unguarded personality
A rare look at Hemingway the sportsman, world traveler, and political advocate
Lastly, make note that the XVIIth Biennial International Ernest Hemingway Conference is scheduled from July 17 to July 22, 2016 in Oak Park, Illinois.