Call for Papers – Florida Hemingway Society Panels at the 17th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, Cuba, 20-23 June, 2019

Call for Papers – Florida Hemingway Society Panels at the 17th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, Cuba, 20-23 June, 2019

In Ernest Hemingway Studies, the connection between Florida and Cuba is often discussed.  This summer, members of the Florida Hemingway Society will have the opportunity to travel to Cuba and advance this discussion at the island nation’s 17th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway.

Topics include;

- Ernest Hemingway: citizen of the world;

- Ernest Hemingway as a theme of study at Universities all over the World;

- Research works related with his life and work;

- Ernest Hemingway ́s Collections, Foundations, Associations, Projects and Museums around the


In other words, the conference welcomes discussion on Hemingway from multiple and diverse angles, and our Florida Hemingway Society Board will organize panels based on topics and themes received.

To submit your abstract, you must be a member of the Florida Hemingway Society. Until payment options have been added online, which should happen this month, you can have temporary membership by responding to this email. 

Abstracts should include a title and be no longer than 250 words.

All abstracts are due no later than 15 February, 2015 and should be submitted to this address: 

You will receive confirmation of your submission, and selected papers will be notified no later than 31 March

There are travel options at all prices ranges. See the information below for a sample price breakdown.

*Note that you will be responsible for your own transportation and lodging.

For more information, see the attached flyers for conference overview and schedule/pricing, and please contact with any questions.

For more on the Florida Hemingway Society, visit our web home at

Airfare to Havana ($175-350)


Speakers and Observers………….$150.00



Venue Transportation………….….$80.00

CREDENTIALS AFTER JUNE 1, 2019   $180.00

*Breakfast is provided at most Airbnb

*Late lunch provided at different venues (3:00 p.m.)


Taxi from airport to Havana $25-30 

Airbnb  $50-150 a night for single or double occupancy in Old Havana

Daily expenses

Students $50-75 a day for expenses not including souvenirs

Adults $100-(?) a day for expenses not including souvenirs

Also depends on how much rum and cigars you plan to consume

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FHS Inaugural Meeting

In October of 2018 the founding members of the FHS met at the Spring Arts House of Santa Fe College to form the Florida Hemingway Society. Board positions were confirmed, bylaws were discussed, and friendships were forged. The FHS founding members began working on plans for 2019 including representation at CEA in New Orleans, in Cuba, and at the Fitzgerald conference in France. Plans were also made to include more members from the arts and other non literary fields.

The initial roots of the Florida Hemingway Society can be traced to the Hemingway Between Key West and Cuba conference held at Santa Fe College in the summer of 2017. The conference, which was organized by Raul Villarrael and Michael Curry, was a tremendous success and we look forward to the possiblity of future conferences organized by Raul and Michael.