on the Michigan influence in Ernest Hemingway's work, especially the
Nick Adams Stories. Annual Hemingway Weekend in Petoskey features
speakers, readings, exhibits, and tours
Dates for 2009 weekend: Oct. 16-18
Conference headquarters: Odawa Hotel
Artist, author Colette Hemingway to keynote at 2009 Conference
“During his lifetime, Ernest Hemingway acquired key paintings by some of the finest artists of the twentieth-century—Joan Miró, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, André Masson, Georges Braque, and Antonio Gattorno, among others—painters whom he knew in Paris, Spain, Cuba, and elsewhere. He once said that painters were a part of learning how to see and hear and feel. Maybe that is why Hemingway bought art. He always aimed at precise, fresh language in his writing, comparable to how Cézanne broke things down into swatches of pure color that together give a true feeling for his subjects.” [Excerpted from in his time, Colette C. Hemingway (2009) © Colette C. Hemingway]
in his time by Colette C. Hemingway is a book about Ernest Hemingway and the paintings he acquired; and, it is about his relationships with the artists who created these paintings during a time that we can now look back on as one of the most critical periods in modern art. Until this present study, some of the paintings owned by Hemingway had never been published, or were misidentified, and very little was known about them. Based on her study and conversations with some of the individuals who knew Hemingway best, Colette does not simply describe these artists and paintings; rather, she brings the art and the makers of this art alive within the context of Hemingway’s life and work.
Colette C. Hemingway received her Ph.D. at Harvard University. She paints, is a writer, and teaches piano. Having written a number of scholarly publications, this is her first book. Colette, her husband Seán, daughter Anouk, and loveable dog Chloe live in Maplewood, NJ.
OTHER CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:
This year’s conference returns to the The Odawa Hotel, located on Route 131 South. The Odawa is holding a block of rooms and suites from Thursday October 15 to Monday October 19 so you may come early or stay late to enjoy Hemingway country. The rates for the rooms are Sunday to Thursday $69 and Friday and Saturday $89. The rates for the suites are Sunday to Thursday $89 and Friday and Saturday $109. These rates are based on single/double occupancy with a $15 charge for additional adults. The Odawa will hold these rooms until September 16, one month before the conference begins. To book your room now, call 1-877-442-6464 and mention the Michigan Hemingway Society for the special conference rate. Accommodations may also be available at nearby hotels; for information, call 1-800-845-2828 or see www.boynecountry.com
New DVD available: Ernest Hemingway, A Life in Michigan, created by Central Michigan University, Michigan Council for the Humanities, and the Michigan Hemingway Society. Includes Michigan sites of his stories and life, interviews with scholars and family, historical photos. A CMU/WCMU-TV/PBS production. To order, please send $25 (includes shipping and handling) to:
Nancy Nicholson - P.O. Box 922 - Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Coming to northern Michigan? Want to tour historic Hemingway haunts?
MHS offers this guide with suggested readings.
Michigan Hemingway Society is proud to support the Ernest Hemingway collection and endowment
at CMU's Clarke Historical Library.