Posts Tagged ‘Hemingway conference’

Imagining Hemingway as Character in Fiction

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by Wayne Fraser 10 Comments

Delivering our joint presentation on the process of creating our novel, Hemingway’s Island, was wonderful and exhilerating. The audience received it very well. We sold three copies right there and generated interest in other delegates. I gave a “reader’s copy” to Allie Baker who writes a blog on Hemingway, the Hemingway Project, that is very popular. She may do an interview with us and a review, so that will spread interest. And one of the Oak Parkers asked for a dozen copies to sell at the Hemingway museum in Oak Park. Much thanks to conference organizer Charlotte Ponder for asking us to talk about our creative experience.

Tour of Horton Bay

Posted on: June 20th, 2012 by Wayne Fraser 5 Comments

Yesterday, on the tour to Horton Bay, through an unexpected near encounter with poison ivy, Eleanor & I were invited inside Pinehurst, the Dillworth home where Hemingway often stayed, and which served the chicken dinner for Ernest & Hadley’s wedding reception. All our group got to see the shed at the back of the house where EH often slept; there was even an old cot-bed leaning against the wall. The inside of the house had many small rooms, lovely wood flooring. Since we had been here about 10 years ago, we did not miss out on the group’s tour of the nearby bay and enjoyed this privileged entry into the house. Tonight we tour again, and it ends with a social time at the house next door, Shangra-la, where the champagne wedding reception took place on the lawn. Very exciting to step back in time, Midnight in Paris notwithstanding.