Discussion Series: Hemingway in the 21st Century

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Event Details

A Moveable Read: Hemingway in the 21st Century is a six-part discussion series based on Ernest Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories.


Each discussion will feature guest speakers discussing specific short stories and interrelated topics of today. A writers craft talk will take place at the end of each discussion. In partnership with the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. Learn more at hemingwaybirthplace.com.


  • 6:30-7 pm: Wine and beverage service

  • 7-8 pm: Story discussion with guest speakers

  • 8-8:30 pm: Writers craft talk

  • Locations vary by date; see below

  • RSVPs are welcomed, not required »


October 17, Maze Branch: “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”: Loneliness, War & Mental Health
Karolis Gintaras Zukauskas, Writer, Professor of Language Arts, Morton College and Laura Young, Oak Park and River Forest High School English Department and Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park Writer in Residence


November 14, Maze Branch: “A Moveable Feast”: The Ex-Pat Life in the 1920s
Paris Karolis Gintaras Zukauskas, Writer, Professor of Language Arts, Morton College and David W. Berner, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor Columbia College

February 20, 2020, Main Library Veterans Room: “Fathers & Sons”: Family Relations, Inheritance & Hyper/Toxic Masculinity in Hemingway’s America

James Bell, Oak Park and River Forest High School English Department and Theatre Director and Cameron Gearen, Author and Former Writer in Residence


March 19, 2020, Maze Branch: “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”: Gender Roles, Art & Patronage, Truth, Lies & Hemingway’s Fiction

Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D. Professor, English, The College of Dupage and Mary Claire Childers, Adjunct Professor, English, College of DuPage


April 23, 2020, Main Library Veterans Room: “The Killers”: Violence, Racism & Boyhood Innocence

Michelle E. Moore, PhD, Professor, English, The College of DuPage and Steve Gevinson, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Former English Division Head


May 14, 2020, Main Library Veterans Room: “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”: F. Scott Fitzgerald: Ernie and Scott’s Fraught Relationship

Vincent Francone, Professor of English, Roosevelt University and Paul Noble, Oak Park and River Forest High School English Department



Event Type(s): Authors & Books, Arts & Culture, Learn & Connect
Age Group(s): Adults
Margita Lidaka
(708) 383-8200 ext. 0