Dr. Ashley Oliphant discusses Hemingway in Key West — July 21 at 1PM

In celebration of Hemingway Days 2022, join longtime Hemingway scholar Dr. Ashley Oliphant for an engaging look at Hemingway’s iconic Key West years. Oliphant, a full professor of English with 20 years of teaching experience and the author of the book, “Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘The End of the World,'” will take the audience back in time to examine the people, places, and events that made Hemingway fall in love with the island. Participants will also learn about Hemingway’s big-game fishing education in Key West and how that transitioned to Cuba and then the Bahamas as the author worked to establish himself as one of the most accomplished big-game fishermen of his day.

Additionally, Oliphant will explore the fascinating publication history of the vastly underappreciated 1937 Hemingway novel “To Have and Have Not,” which is set in Key West. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to view the library’s incredible original galley proof of the novel. Come prepared to laugh and learn with Dr. Oliphant, a presenter who has gained a following on the national speaker circuit for her dynamic workshops.

For more information, call (305) 292-3595.



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