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Michigan Hemingway Society 2014 Fall Conference in Petoskey

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October 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
October 19, 2014 @ 3:00 pm


Odawa Hotel
1444 South US 131
Petoskey, MI, MI United States

Dr. William Nicholson speaks at breakfast on Saturday morning about “How Hemingway’s Personality Disorder Affected His Friends.” Bill is a clinical practitioner in neuropsychology with 37 years experience and is an Ernest Hemingway aficionado. He is a long-time member of the Michigan Hemingway Society and presently serves on the MHS Board of Directors.

Dr. Fred Svoboda follows with a discussion on how Hemingway adapted his friendships into fiction, and illustrate this with an example from The End of Something. For 36 years Fred has been teaching at the University of Michigan-Flint where he is a Professor of English. He is a founding member of the Michigan Hemingway Society and currently the Vice-President of the MHS Board of Directors.

John Cohassey is the featured author, speaking after Saturday morning breakfast on “Hemingway and Pound,” the subject of his latest book Hemingway and Pound, A Most Unlikely Relationship.

Valerie Hemingway returns as keynote speaker after the dinner on Saturday evening, presenting her insight about Ernest Hemingway and some of his friendships. Her latest book, Running with the Bulls, is a memoir of her years as Ernest Hemingway’s secretary and then as his son’s wife.

Don’t miss the always-fabulous selection of used books, magazines and other Hemingway-related works offered during the conference by booksellers Steve and Marlene Ruebelman.

Enjoy learning more about Ernest Hemingway’s life while you meet old friends and make new ones at the Friday evening reception, the Saturday morning breakfast, the Saturday evening social and dinner, the Sunday morning breakfast, and the special Sunday afternoon “Chicken Dinner” at Shangra-La where Ernest and Hadley held their wedding reception.

There is free time on Saturday afternoon to visit the McLean and Eakin Bookstore for the “Hemingway Day” joint book signing by Valerie Hemingway and John Cohassey, and to see the new Hemingway Exhibit at The Little Traverse History Museum.

Petoskey, on Little Traverse Bay, is about 60 miles north of Traverse City on US-31.