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.

MHS 2013 Fall Conference


The weekend conference will be held from Friday evening, October 4, 2013 through Sunday morning, October 6, 2013 at the Odawa Hotel in Petoskey, MI.  

Our keynote speaker will be Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion. Philip Green   Greene’s book delves deep into Hemingway’s drinking habits and offers dozens of authentic recipes for drinks directly connected with the novels, history and folklore, and colorful anecdotes about the man himself.

Saturday evening after dinner and the speaker we will have an opportunity to visit a local pub or two to try a “Hemingway Special” drink of some kind – so you’ll have an opportunity to be doing just what our theme suggests – “Raising a Glass with Hemingway.” 

Other conference events will include a panel discussion about Nick Adams and drink, a reader’s theater and a writing contest for attendees (with prizes - so sharpen your pencil.)  It’s bound to be an informative and fascinating weekend! Mark your calendar and watch for program details (including the writing contest requirements), conference registration and lodging information on this website and in our August mailing to members.

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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 membership dues for this year please do so NOW. Membership is $10 per calendar year for students, $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.

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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