Saturday, August 13, 2022
Click HERE to sign up to receive our Daily Email News
Hemingway in Africa the Theme of This Week’s Hemingway Seminar
Wednesday, September 8, 2021


One of the many thrills of Ernest Hemingway’s life involved his safaris in Africa, which permitted him the chance to hunt lion and other game and provided him fodder for the novel “Green Hills of Africa” and the short stories “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.”

But his second trip to the Dark Continent left its impact in a darker way as he was involved in two plane crashes, prompting news outlets to prematurely run his obituary and leaving him with a severe head injury.

The Community Library’s 2021 Ernest Hemingway Seminar will examine Hemingway and Africa.

It kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9, with an outdoors reception from 5 to 6 p.m. follow by a presentation looking at Hemingway’s lifelong fascination with the Dark Continent. The talk will be delivered by Suzanne del Gizzo, professor of English at Chestnut Hill College and editor of The Hemingway Review.

In between, Hemingway scholars will look at Hemingway’s “Safari Women,” “Mary Hemingway: The Ghost Wife” and “Hemingway’s Brain.” There also will be a chance to view a short play “The Trial of Margaret Macomber” with jury deliberations and view the film “The Macomber Affair.”

The seminar will end with a reception from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Those who wish to attend in-person will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine and wear masks while inside the library. Masks will not be required for the outdoor receptions.

There also will be a virtual option offering the opportunity to view and engage in lectures, presentations and films, as well as breakout discussion groups hosted over Zoom.

The in-person component costs $75 and will be limited to a hundred attendees. The virtual seminar costs $25.

To learn more, visit


~  Today's Topics ~

Time For Three Joins Sun Valley Orchestra in Presenting ‘Contact’

Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival Feature Cool Photos of Sand Dunes, Bamboo Forests and More

Lights to Enhance School Safety



Advertising /Marketing /Public Relations
Inquiries Contact:

Leisa Hollister
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
(208) 450-9993
Got a story? Contact:
Karen Bossick
Editor in Chief
(208) 578-2111
Website problems? Contact:
Michael Hobbs
ABOUT US is the largest online daily news media service in The Wood River Valley, publishing 7 days a week. Our website publication features current news articles, feature stories, local sports articles and video content articles. The Eye On Sun Valley Show is a weekly primetime television show focusing on highlighted news stories of the week airing Monday-Sunday, COX Channel 13. See our interactive Kiosks around town throughout the Wood River Valley!
P: 208.720.8212
P.O. Box 1453 Ketchum, ID  83340

© Copyright 2022 Eye on Sun Valley