2017 Ernest Hemingway Seminar Schedule • September 7-9

“Isn’t it pretty to think so?” the last line of Hemingway’s iconic novel The Sun Also Rises, a novel of unrequited love, of the lost promise of youth, of friendship and shifting alliances, will be the focal point of The Community Library’s 2017 Ernest Hemingway Seminar. The seminar will be keynoted by Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, and will examine themes in Hemingway’s novel as well as Ms. McLain’s bestseller, Paris and Spain in the 20’s, young love, ambition, and betrayal.

Additional talks will be given by Arlo Haskell, poet and executive director of the Key West Literary Seminar; Emma Sarconi, Hemingway Research Fellow; and Phil Huss, Community School English teacher. The Seminar will also include a panel discussion by Boise State University professors, book discussions of The Sun Also Rises, a film screening, and a dinner.

All events are held in the Lecture Hall of The Community Library unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 7

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.         Registration/Opening Reception

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.         A Conversation on The Sun Also Rises with Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Arlo Haskell, director of the Key West Literary Seminar and author of Joker

Friday, September 8

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.      Boise State University Panel Discussion

12:00 – 1:30 pm           Lunch on your own                          

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.           The Sun Also Rises Book Discussions with Scholars. Be sure to read or reread the novel!

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.           “Following The Sun: Hemingway in Key West” by Arlo Haskell

5:15 – 7:00 p.m.            A Screening of The Exterminating Angel at the Sun Valley Museum of History

Saturday, September 9

AM-Free time to explore local Hemingway haunts and the library’s Regional History Department. 

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Phil Huss, English teacher, Community School on Teaching Hemingway/ Community School Student Projects

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             “More Than A Book” by Emma Sarconi, Hemingway Research Fellow

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             KEYNOTE LECTURE: “A Heaven Without Sentiment: Hemingway’s Pamplona, 1925” by Paula McLain

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.              Seminar Dinner at the Sawtooth Club – Separate registration required