The Michigan Hemingway Society will hold its 21st annual weekend October 15-17, 2010, at the Odawa Hotel in Petoskey. This year’s conference is lining up to be a wonderful culinary weekend not to be missed!  One of the Society’s most popular keynote speakers, Valerie Hemingway, is returning to present “At Hemingway’s Table: Food for the Five Senses”. This will be held Saturday afternoon at the Crooked Tree Arts Center Auditorium, and will also be available by ticket to area residents.

Other programs during the weekend will be based on both Hemingway’s personal preferences for food and drink and also those references appearing in his writings. Both Friday and Saturday dinners will include dishes from recipes in Craig Boreth’s book The Hemingway Cookbook (Chicago Review Press, Inc., c1998).  Saturday lunch will be a tasting experience at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, featuring food and drinks offered by several local restaurants, focusing on different cuisines that Hemingway enjoyed.  (Some examples are a Cuban steak sandwich, gazpacho, pasta, and even the infamous Nick Adams camp entrée of canned spaghetti with pork & beans and catsup!)

Book dealer Steve Ruebelman will again have many Hemingway-related used books for sale during the weekend.  There will be a writing contest based on this year’s theme, and also informal two-hour car tours led by board members.

Those interested in registration or additional information about the conference may contact Nancy Nicholson at 231-347-0117 or e-mail  Visit the Society’s website at:

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