Hemingway focus of lecture at Vassar on Oct. 11
WHAT: Lecture on Ernest Hemingway WHEN: Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Spitzer Auditorium (Room 212) in the Sanders
Classroom Building on the campus of Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie
DETAILS: Valerie Hemingway will deliver a talk titled “The Importance of Knowing Ernest: Lessons on Life and Literature I Learned from Papa.” Valerie DanbySmith was a 19-year-old Irish reporter when she met Ernest Hemingway in Madrid in 1959. He immediately hired her as his secretary and she travelled with him through Spain and France and became a confidante to him and his wife, Mary. She lived with the Hemingways in Cuba and typed the manuscript for “A Moveable Feast.” After Ernest Hemingway’s death in 1961, she married his son, Gregory. In this talk, Valerie Hemingway will discuss her memoir, “Running With the Bulls: My Years With the Hemingways,” and provide her insider’s perspective on Hemingway as a man and writer. Admission is free, and the talk is open to the public.
CONTACT: Visit vassar.edu for more information.