Influencing Hemingway

The People and Places That Influenced Ernest Hemingway

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Library Hall

A literary talk with Hemingway scholar Nancy Sindelar

Learn about the people, places and activities that shaped Ernest Hemingway, the legendary author who courted life-threatening adventures and glamorous friends while writing articles, novels and short stories that captivated the world. Sindelar's talk takes the audience from Hemingway’s birth and early influences in Oak Park, Illinois and to Hemingway’s adventures and experiences in Kansas City, Italy, France, Spain, Key West, Florida, Cuba and Sun Valley, Idaho, and includes rarely-seen photos and excerpts from Hemingway’s personal letters to parents, wives, lovers, children, and friends.



About the speaker

Nancy Sindelar

Nancy W. Sindelar is the author of Influencing Hemingway, a book that was inspired by her background in education and her research on how Ernest Hemingway’s early years and the people and places Hemingway was drawn to in his adult life contributed to his thoughts, actions and writing. Using her background as a board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and her experience as a teacher of Hemingway: The Man, The Writer, The Legend, Sindelar has made many popular talks about the life and work of Hemingway, including presentations at the International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Cuba, the American Literature Association and the Hemingway Society Conference in Venice, Italy. Sindelar has owned ahouse in Steamboat for more than 20 years and has been an Over the Hill Gang guide for 12 years.

Books will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.