Fourth Annual Hemingway Festival in Moscow, Sept. 4-6

Tuesday, August 21 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho – Ernest Hemingway's outsized life and terse writing style are recognized globally. For the past four years, they have been celebrated locally.

The University of Idaho department of English and MFA Program in Creative Writing will hold the Fourth Annual Hemingway Festival Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 4-6 at locations throughout downtown Moscow.

The festival celebrates Hemingway, his well-known love for Idaho and the university's longstanding publication of the scholarly journal, The Hemingway Review. 

Events include Hemingway Foundation/PEN award-winning author Teju Cole reading from his novel Open City on Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center; a presentation by Hemingway scholar Sandra Spanier, editor of the Hemingway Letters Project, on Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Pritchard Art Gallery;  a Hemingway-inspired feast and cocktail hour catered by The Black Cypress at the 1912 Center in Moscow on Sept. 5, 4:30; and a free screening of the Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris — a movie featuring Hemingway's Paris — at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Following the film will be a festival author meet and greet with live jazz and a festival book fair, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m., BookPeople.

Events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Moveable Feast. Tickets to the feast and cocktail hour cost $85.
For more information; for festival event times, dates and locations; or to purchase tickets for the Moveable Feast, please visit
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