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 summers.

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You're Invited to a
Special Centennial Wedding Reception for
Ernest & Hadley (Richardson) Hemingway

Friday, September 3, 2021 in Walloon Lake

WALLOON LAKE, MICH—As part of its year-long HEMINGWAY HOMECOMING celebration, the Village of Walloon Lake is excited to announce that tickets are now available for its “Hemingway Centennial Wedding Reception” on Friday, September 3 at the Talcott Center. The event, benefitting the Michigan Hemingway Society, will be held on the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s wedding to Hadley Richardson. A special appearance by the “newlyweds” Ernest & Hadley is also expected to highlight this commemorative evening.

The evening kicks off at 6 o’clock in the evening with a Hemingway themed Happy Hour – featuring a cash bar with wine from Walloon Lake Winery, Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery and cocktails featuring spirits from Michigan’s Wise Men Distillery and Papa’s Pilar, a brand endorsed by the Hemingway Foundation.

Wine Guys Catering in Petoskey will be serving dinner around 7 o’clock, featuring a special menu from Pinehurst Inn in Horton Bay (where the actual wedding reception was held) including their famous fried chicken, poached local fish, cabbage salad, tomato pudding, sweet potatoes with apples, Parker House rolls and Velvet cake for dessert.

Throughout the evening, you’ll be invited to bid on a variety of unique Hemingway and Walloon Lake themed items and experiences, with live auctioneer Scott MacKenzie of Boyne City.

For those interested in an after-hours party, a cash bar with signature cocktails as well as cigars – available for purchase on-site from Ernesto’s in Petoskey – will be offered on the Talcott patio until 11 o’clock.

Tickets for the “Hemingway Centennial Wedding Reception” are $125 per person, $200 per couple or $1000 for a VIP sponsored table for 8 guests (with space limited to 200). Tickets can be purchased online at www.hemingwayweddingreception.eventbrite.com.

On Saturday, September 4, village officials will dedicate a series of historical signs in Circle Park downtown, which tell the story of early visitors and residents to Walloon Lake (first called Bear Lake, then Tolcott/Talcott) – from the trains, passenger steamboats and resorts – as well as several pieces specific to Hemingway, in partnership with the Michigan Hemingway Society.

Ernest Hemingway was just three months old when he made his first trip from his hometown of Oak Park, IL to Walloon Lake where his parents – Clarence and Grace (Hall) – had purchased property along the North Shore. He would spend time each and every summer until 1922 at the family’s beloved Windemere cottage (including his 1921 honeymoon), the cottage still owned by descendants of the Hemingway family.

Details for all upcoming events will be posted on the village website at WalloonLakeMi.com or online Facebook.com/WalloonLakeMi.


MHS 2021 Fall Conference

at The Terrace Inn, Bay View, Michigan
October 1-3, 2021

Yes, if the stars are aligned properly we will have a fall conference this year, with registration beginning later this summer. We will have the same excellent theme and speakers that were initially planned for last year but had to be cancelled, Hemingway and the "Indians" of the northern Michigan area. A very interesting topic worth waiting for. If you have something you would like to share on this subject, let us know at info@michiganhemingwaysociety.org

The Terrace Inn in the Northern Michigan Chautauqua community of Bay View will again be our conference headquarters. Call 231-347-2410 and mention the Michigan Hemingway Society Conference to make your room reservation in one of the 38 quaint rooms in this historic hotel.

Scholarships and Grants are available to help defray the cost of attending the coference.See details at the Scholarships & Awards webpage.

We hope to see you Up North in October this year for another enjoyable weekend with friends who share an interest in Hemingway and the environment that so significantly influenced him and his writing.


A new full length Ernest Hemingway documentary features the Michigan influence on his life and works. The film includes important influential sites, stories, historical photos and interviews with family, friends, aficionatos and scholars. Produced by Contemporary Learning Systems (CLS) and Starbright Media Corporation (SMC), and Directed by George Colburn. The Michigan Hemingway Society is a supporter of this film.

Public showings of the documentary are scheduled to begin this summer and will be posted at www.younghemingway.com. You may order your own copy of this documenary now, in DVD or USB memory card format, at www.younghemingway.com.


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