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

2012 MHS Fall Conference

There will not be an MHS Conference in the Fall of 2012.
See the Current MHS Newsletter for details.

Hemingway Society recap of the 2012 "UP IN MICHIGAN" conference

The Michigan Hemingway Society held its 22nd annual weekend conference October 14-16, 2011, at the Odawa Hotel in Petoskey.


Last year’s writing contest “Hemingway's Waters: Exploring the Depths” was a very popular event with a dozen outstanding entries. Congratuations to the winners. (To read the stories click on the title.)

1st Place: The River's Best by Chris Weston

2nd Place: The Water Scrape by Joseph Meany

3rd Place: Rowing by Jerri Gillette

Contest organizers Diane Fox and Susan Lightcap shown with the winners. Contest Winners
Diane Fox, Joe Meany, Chris Weston, Jerri Gillette, Susan Lightcap

Click below for the
Thanks to Art Wagner and Susan Lightcap for these pictures.

If you have more for the gallery just sent them to

MHS Membership

The MHS membership year runs from January through December, and we encourage you to renew your membership at the beginning of each calendar year. However, if you have not yet sent in your 2012 membership dues please do so. Membership is $20 per calendar year for an individual, or $30 per year for a family (two adults at the same address). We also encourage you to support our organization by becoming a patron at $50 or more per year.

Click HERE for a Membership Form

Mailing List

Paper, printing, and postage costs increase every year. If you can help us by reading your newsletter online at our website ( so that we can cut back on our mailing costs, please let us know. Contact me (Nancy Nicholson – MHS, Box 922, Petoskey, MI 49770 or email if you wish your name removed from the mailing list.

MHS List-Serv

From time to time we offer news or announcements via e-mail on our MHS list-serve, hosted by Michigan Tech and Board Member Jack Jobst. The list-serve may also be used by any member to offer questions, make announcements, or to initiate discussions. If you are not a member of the list and would like to sign up, send an e-mail to In the subject line write subscribe mihemsoc-L

Ernest Hemingway, A Life in Michigan (DVD)

A limited number of these DVD's are still available. The DVD includes Michigan sites of his stories and life, interviews of scholars and family as well as many historical photos. Created by Central Michigan University, Michigan Council for the Humanities, and the Michigan Hemingway Society (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