Hemingway Days Events to Salute Key West’s Literary Tradition

Get ready to channel your inner Hemingway because Key West is about to turn up the literary heat with Hemingway Days 2024. From July 16-21, the island will be buzzing with events that celebrate the legacy of one of America’s greatest writers. Here’s the lowdown:

What’s Happening?

  • Art & History Exhibit: Kick off and wrap up the fest with a unique exhibit at the Key West Museum of Art & History. Check out Hemingway's WWI ambulance driver’s uniform and 59 original drawings by Guy Harvey, illustrating “The Old Man and the Sea.” Mention “Hemingway Days” at the door on July 16 and 21 for free entry!
  • Poetry Showcase: Discover a hidden side of Hemingway at the “Papa’s Poems” reading, featuring his lesser-known poetry alongside new works from the Key West Poetry Guild. Catch it on July 17 at the Carper Theater.
  • 1930s Key West Happy Hour: Dive into the past with a presentation by historian Cori Convertito, exploring the Depression-era Key West Hemingway wrote about in “To Have and Have Not.” It’s all happening at Comedy Key West on July 18. Grab your tickets online!
  • Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition: Continuing the literary tradition, this competition highlights emerging writers, directed by Hemingway’s granddaughter, Lorian.

Mark your calendars and prep your pens, because Hemingway Days 2024 is going to be an unforgettable celebration of literary history in the heart of Key West. For more details, head over to hemingwaydays.net.

Stay sharp, stay savvy, and keep those creative juices flowing!