Hemingway Days Literary Events to Honor Anniversary and Authors

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Fans of good writing can explore a roster of literary and theatrical events during Hemingway Days 2012, set for Tuesday through Sunday, July 17-22. The festival celebrates the literary accomplishments and exuberant Key West lifestyle of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, who lived on the island throughout the 1930s.

The literary schedule honors the 75th anniversary of the publication of Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not,” a novel set largely in Key West. The schedule includes … Read the rest

Hemingway Days Literary Events Celebrate Talent and Tradition

loriansignKEY WEST, Florida Keys — The flourishing Key West literary community that dates back to Ernest Hemingway’s 10-year residence is to be celebrated July 19-24 during Hemingway Days 2011. Literary highlights include the culmination of the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, directed by author and Hemingway granddaughter Lorian Hemingway, and other events honoring Ernest’s creative legacy and the talents of contemporary writers.

The literary schedule begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, with the U.S. book debut party for “The … Read the rest

Look-Alikes Add Exuberant Energy to Hemingway Days

KWP02KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Each July, the island where Ernest Hemingway lived throughout the 1930s welcomes approximately 125 stocky, white-bearded aspiring “Ernests” to compete in Sloppy Joe’s “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

Set for Thursday through Saturday, July 21-23, the contest takes place at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, 201 Duval St., where Ernest Hemingway often enjoyed cocktails with cohorts. The event is a highlight of the annual Hemingway Days celebration of the legendary author’s literary prowess and colorful lifestyle.

Look-alike contestants … Read the rest