On April 6th and 7th Gainesville hosted the 50th Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival. The festival features professional artists from around the nation who gather together to celebrate art and to sell their artwork. The festival also features a community section for local artists to gather and sell artwork. FHS Executive Director, Raul Villarreal, is also the director of the Spring Arts Festival. This year, for the first time, the FHS had a student art booth organized by FHS Student Ambassador Henry Johnston. The booth was decorated and arranged by Santa Fe student artists Mariana Ortiz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rodrigo Bianchi (email@example.com). Several Santa Fe students submitted Hemingway related or inspired artwork. The booth was a success as students were able to interact with the local community about their artwork and Hemingway, while also selling some of their art submissions.
On March 30th the Florida Hemingway Society had its first panel at a CEA conference. The panel was titled Ernest Hemingway: Vision and Revision in the Sunshine State and Beyond and was moderated by Rebecca Johnston. FHS Student Ambassador Alec Kissoondayl opened the panel with his paper which looked at the connections between Hemingway’s life and works. Student Ambassador Henry Johnston followed Alec with his paper which looked at Hemingway, game wardens, and conservation in Michigan. Raul closed the panel with a phenomenal look at Hemingway and the Finca Vigia. We are looking forward to the next FHS panel.
The Bill & Donna Coté
The Bill and Donna Coté Scholarship to attend the annual fall Michigan Hemingway Society conference is open to graduate, undergraduate and high school students with an interest in the works and life of Ernest Hemingway. It includes full conference registration, overnight accommodations for Friday and Saturday, and meals. To apply the student must submit a short essay indicating why he or she would like to attend the conference, a letter of recommendation from an instructor under whom he or she has studied literature, and contact for both the applicant and instructor. These materials must be sent by September 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider donating online (below). You may donate using either a credit card or your PayPal account. You will receive an immediate confirmation and receipt on your screen and by email. It's simple and safe, with no forms to print and fill out, and no checks to write and mail. If you prefer you may send a check to the Michigan Hemingway Society, PO Box 922, Petoskey, MI 49770, specifying a donation to the Bill and Donna Coté Scholarship Fund.
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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.
- 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, 2019 and should be submitted to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with any questions.
For more on the Florida Hemingway Society, visit our web home at floridahemingwaysociety.org
Airfare to Havana ($175-350)
Speakers and Observers………….$150.00
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
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
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.