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November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have a stiff drink and help us celebrate one of America’s greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway. Acclaimed author Steve Paul joins us for his new book, “Hemingway at Eighteen.”
100 years ago, in the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn’t make up his mind.
Award-winning writer Steve Paul takes a measure of this pivotal year when Hemingway’s self-invention and transformation began—from a “modest, rather shy and diffident boy” to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth throughout his life. “Hemingway at Eighteen” provides a fresh perspective on Hemingway’s writing, sheds new light on this young man bound for greatness, and introduces anew a legendary American writer at the very beginning of his journey.
The event is free and open to the public. Copies of “Hemingway at Eighteen” will be available for purchasing and a book signing will follow the event.