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Contemporary Learning Systems, Inc., the Petoskey-based producer of a new feature documentary on the influence of northern Michigan on young Hemingway‘s illustrious writing career, is co-sponsoring the event. Entitled “Young Hemingway and His Enduring Eden,” the documentary is written and directed by Dr. George A. Colburn. He will be on hand to show several segments of his documentary and to provide background information about young Ernie’s life-long love affair with Northern Michigan. The event will be videotaped, Colburn said, adding that “We hope to include several minutes from this event in the program during the final editing phase. At the end of the event on the 25th, we want the junior high and high school students attending to offer their comments on the documentary’s storyline and presentation,” Colburn said. “In effect, this will be a focus group for the short segments we will create for classroom use upon completion of the documentary this summer.” Attendees will receive a DVD of the documentary when it is completed this summer, their names in the credit roll for helping to shape the final production, and a “Say Yes to Hemingway” T-shirt, Colburn said.
Leading the discussion of the documentary segments will be Dale Hull, a retired ELA teacher living in Petoskey. Other special guests for the event include Christopher Struble of Petoskey, the president of the Michigan Hemingway Society, who will discuss young Hemingway’s time in Petoskey in 1919 – 1920 while recuperating from wounds suffered on the battlefield in Europe. Ronald Meyer of Pellston, a local actor active with the Little Traverse Civic Theater, will then portray young Hemingway making one of his many presentations to Petoskey organizations in the fall of 1919 when he lived at 602 State Street while recuperating from his World War I injuries.
Also presenting will be outdoor writer Patrick Bevier, principal of Sheridan School, who will demonstrate for students how Hemingway’s life-long love of nature was first stimulated by his love of fishing in the creeks and rivers of our area.
Singer-songwriter Robin Lee Berry of Boyne City wrote the documentary’s original song, “Gone Wild” and will perform the song at the event.
Interested tweens/teens should make reservations by phone, 231.758.3100 or here.