In commemoration of Ernest Hemingway’s 120th birthday on July 21, 2019, photos of the author, his family and friends will be displayed during the year in Auburn. Some of the more than 80 photos are from rare private collections and have not been seen before.

The exhibit created in 2011, entitled Hemingway in Venice and the Veneto, was curated by two Italian professors from Venice University. After traveling through Italy, the exhibit was shipped to the East Coast of the United States and began the road trip from one Hemingway scholar to another.

The photos, printed on metal, reflect the time periods when Hemingway visited the Veneto region northeast of Venice in the course of his life. His first experience was on the Italian front in 1918, the second period when he visited Venice with his wife Mary in 1948-1949 as he worked on Across the River and Through the Trees published in 1950, and the third is the final visit while recuperating from two successive plane crashed in 1954 in Africa.

The Exhibit has been enriched by the addition of panels of quotes from his novels, including A Farewell to Arms published in 1929. Most recently, the photos and panels have been viewed in colleges, universities, libraries, art galleries, and at Rupert Murdoch’s vineyard.

2019 Events in Auburn:
March 5 – April 27: Photo Exhibit at the Auburn Library Beecher Room at 350 Nevada St. Open during library hours. This event is free.

April 2 – April 24: Photo Exhibit at General Gomez Art & Event Center, 808 Lincoln Way. Open during gallery hours. This event is free.

April 5: Talk “Remembering Hemingway” by Jennifer Basye Sander, FOL NOON Program, 12 noon, Auburn Library Beecher Room, 350 Nevada St. This event is free.

April 6: Silver Screen Classic Movies – To Have and Have Not screening at 12:00pm, 3:30pm, and 7:30pm, Auburn Library Beecher Room at 350 Nevada St. This event if free.

April 7: Writing Workshop – “Self-Publishing 101 with Sharon S. Darrow & Gold Country Writers: 1:00pm – 5:30pm at General Gomez Art & Event Center, 808 Lincoln Way. There is a cost to attend

April 12: Reception – Celebrating Hemingway with refreshments and entertainment 5:00pm – 8:00pm at General Gomez Art & Event Center, 808 Lincoln Way. This event is free.

April 24: Book Club Discussion – Auburn Library Book Buzz, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. This event is free

April 19: Talk “Hemingway: A Taste for Life” by Cathy MacHold, 10:00am – Noon Gold Country Writers at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1279 High Street. This event is free.

July 1 – August 30: Photo Exhibit and display of Hemingway memorabilia at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. This event is free.

August 8: Movie – “Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen” at the Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way. Cost to attend.

September 15: Wine Tasting and Harvest Festival – Naggiar Vinyard at 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley, CA

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