Hem­ing­way fo­cus of lec­ture at Vas­sar on Oct. 11

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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.

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