Event—Adult Education

Hemingway and the Women Who Influenced His Life and Literature


In this class, we’ll learn about many women who influenced Hemingway’s life and work.

Ernest Hemingway, 1923. Photo by Man Ray. Call number: Midwest MS Butcher, Series 6: Photographs, Bx. 41, Fl. 1714

Class Description

Meet the women Hemingway loved and the influences they had on his life and literature.

Read and discuss major Hemingway novels and short stories, view the instructor’s collection of rarely seen photographs, and hear excerpts from Hemingway’s personal letters to parents, wives, lovers, and friends to gain insight into these intimate relationships and the impact they made on his life and work.

Nancy Sindelar is author of Influencing Hemingway, a popular presenter at Hemingway Conferences, and a frequent speaker on cruise ships to Cuba and the Caribbean. Classes are energized by her research into Hemingway's content and style as well as her travels to the locales that were important to the writer.

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Cost and Registration

Six sessions, $247 ($220.5 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.


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