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A Moveable Read: Hemingway in the 21st Century Book Discussion Series

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Oak Park Public Library (Main or Maze Branch based on date)

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A Moveable Read: Hemingway in the 21st Century

A discussion series based on the book, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories”, by Ernest Hemingway featuring guest speakers discussing specific short stories and interrelated topics of today. A craft talk will take place at the end of each discussion. Please note locations vary by date.

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6:30-7:00 pm Wine/Beverage Service

7:00-8:00pm Story Discussion with guest speakers

8:00-8:30pm Craft Talk



October 17, 2019 Part 1: "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and loneliness, war and mental health

Karolis Gintaras Zukauskas, Writer, Prof. of Language Arts, Morton College

Laura Young, OPRF English and EHFOP Writer in Residence

Oak Park Maze Branch Library, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park, IL



November 14, 2019 Part 2: "A Moveable Feast” and the ex-pat life in 1920’s Paris

Karolis Gintaras Zukauskas, Writer, Prof. of Language Arts, Morton College

David W. Berner, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor Columbia College

Oak Park Maze Branch Library, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park, IL



February 20, 2020 Part 3: "Fathers and Sons" and family relations, inheritance and hyper/toxic

masculinity, in Hemingway's America

James Bell, OPRF English Dept & Theatre Director

Cameron Gearen, Author and Former Writer in Residence

Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL



March 19, 2020 Part 4: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" gender roles, art and patronage, truth, lies, and Hemingway's fiction

Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D. Professor, Dept of English, The College of Dupage

Mary Claire Childers, Adjunct Professor, English, College of DuPage

Oak Park Maze Branch Library, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park, IL



April 23, 2020 Part 5: "The Killers" and violence, racism and boyhood innocence

Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D. Professor, Dept of English, The College of Dupage

Steve Gevinson, OPRF English Division Head, Retired

Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL



May 14, 2020 Part 6: "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and F. Scott Fitzgerald: Ernie and Scott’s fraught relationship.

Vincent Francone, Professor of English, Roosevelt University

Paul Noble, OPRF English Dept

Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL

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