Each year, the University of Idaho’s Creative Writing Program sponsors the Hemingway Festival to honor the annual Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award recipient. This prestigious award is given for a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction.
The author then visits the University of Idaho to read and meet with students, faculty, and the community during the festival. Events include readings by distinguished visiting authors, MFA faculty and students, and are free and open to the public.
Tickets may be purchased for the multi-course feast inspired by Hemingway’s work that ends the festival. A no-host bar is also available for ticket holders.
The festival is typically held in the fall, and a specific calendar of events is made available with information about events and how to purchase tickets for the feast.
Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Ernest Hemingway's first published collection of short stories, "In Our Time" (1925).