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.