Michigan Hemingway Society

Since 1990, focusing on the Michigan influence in Ernest Hemingway's work,
especially the Nick Adams Stories.
The society holds an annual Hemingway Weekend in Petoskey, MI
each Fall which features speakers, readings, exhibits, and tours
of northern Michigan sites where the Nobel Prize-winning author
spent his boyhood years


Twenty-Seven Years of
Michigan Conferences

2016    "1919: The Beginning of Something" with keynote speaker Dr Don Daiker

2015    "Sense of Place" with keynote speaker Nancy Sindelar

2014    "Hemingway and Supporting Cast" with featured author John Cohassey and
             keynote speaker Valerie Hemingway

2013    "Raising A Glass With Hemingway" with keynote speaker Philip Greene

2012    "Hemingway Up In Michigan" 15th international Hemingway Society Conference
             Hosted by the Michigan Hemingway Society Conference Recap, Conference Program
             Post-Conference UP Tour

2011    Hemingway’s Waters: Exploring the Depths

2010    Hemingway and Food with "Dining at Hemingway's Table" by Valerie Hemingway

2009    Hemingway and Art

2008    Hemingway and Friends

2007    Up North with the Hemingways

2006    Lovely Walloona: Hemingway and Nature

2005    Hemingway in Film

2004    Hemingway’s Women

2003    Hemingway on the Road

2002    Hemingway and Fishing

2001    Hemingway and the Native Americans

2000    Summer People

1999 (October)    "Best of All He Loved the Fall”, with Kalkasks area stories ("The Light of the
            World" and "The Battler") by Jack Jobst followed by a trip to the Kalkaska museum and
            Rugg Pond, "Remembering Ernest Hemingway" by James Plath with Irene Gordon as
            special guest and "Michigan as Muse" by Ann Marie Oomen.

1999 (July)    Hemingway's Centennial Birthday Celebration "Michigan in Hemingway: A Sense
             of Place", with "Why We Celebrate Hemingway" by Joe Waldmeir, a panel of Michigan
             writers Tom Carney, Mike Delp, Jerry Dennis, Judith Guest and Gloria Whelan

1998    Torrents of Spring

1997    Hemingway and Native Americans

1996    Hemingway and Women with Linda Patterson-Miller

1995    Hemingway Weekend; First general membership meeting/vote.
            “How I Learned to Write Like Hemingway” by Paul Smith (delivered by Joe Waldmeir),
            "Pere et Fils and Papa's Paris" by Joe Waldmeir and "EH in Cuba" by Fred Svoboda            

1994    The Michigan Hemingway Society: A Weekend in Petoskey, with William Henderson
             ("The Price of Fame")

1993    The Michigan Hemingway Society formally begins to organize (October 23rd)

1992    Hemingway: Up in Petoskey [Hemingway Weekend sponsored by the Perry Hotel]

1991    Hemingway: Up in Michigan, organized by Joe Waldmeir, Ken Marek and Fred Svoboda
             with a roundtable discussion by Mike Reynolds and Linda Wagner, moderated by
             Fred Svoboda.

1983    “Up In Michigan” sponsored by The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society,
             Traverse City, Michigan, Oct. 20-22, Joseph Waldmeir, Conference Chair;
             Kenneth Marek, Co-Chair. Organized by: Joe Waldmeir, Fred Svoboda and Robert Martin.
                 Michigan Series Papers by: E. R. Hagemann, Bickford Sylvester, Larry Grimes,
                          Lawrence H. Martin, Howard L. Hannum, Bruce R. Stark, Frederic Svoboda,
                          Scott Donaldson, Karianne H. Knowlton, James Hinkle.
                 General Series Papers by: Robert E. Gajdusek, William E. Cote, Frank Kersnowski,
                          James Seaton, Kim Moreland, Robert M. Hogge, Patrick W. Shaw, Susan Beegel,
                          James Brasch, Douglas E. LaPrade, Joseph Waldmeir.
                 Session Moderators:William Shaw, John Pahl, Clyde Dornbush, Allen Josephs,
                          Jack Jobst, Erik Nakjavani, J. F. Kobler, Robert Lewis, Stephen Schuber and
                          Linda Wagner.

Compiled by Magdalene and Arthur Wagner
and The Michigan Hemingway Society Board of Directors