Monday, April 28, 2008

Article in Traverse City Record-Eagle

Another nice write-up for a Great Michigan Read tour is to found here. This is the photo of me that I gave them. © Valerie Hemingway

Friday, April 25, 2008

Article in, 4/25/08

Here is another article written during my Michigan tour.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Write-up of Lansing Talk on 4/24/08

You can find a write-up of my appearance in Lansing here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

On the Road!

I am off today on my Michigan tour. I hope to keep my blog updated as I go through my itinerary. I will have a driver / companion with me, thank God. I will try to take a few pictures as I go and post them, if I can make all the technology work!

Some day, I hope to be as adept as the Yarn Harlot. Some day.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pre-Great Michigan Read Write-Up

On April 16th, I received a very nice write up in City pulse, which you can find here.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Six talks scheduled for The Great Michigan Read

The Great Michigan Read, sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council, selected Ernest Hemingway's The Nick Adams Stories as their featured book for the year June 2007 to 2008. As part of this year's festivities, I have been asked to give talks in six Michigan cities this month. Here is my schedule:

Lansing 5 p.m. Wednesday April 23rd
Hamtramck 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24th
Grand Rapids, 1 p.m. Saturday April 26th
Marquette, 2 p.m. Sunday April 27th
Traverse City, 7 p.m. Monday April 28th
Saginaw, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday April 29th

Details can be found on the Internet here.

In preparation for these appearances I have given ten interviews, with three more scheduled. The advance publicity has been very gratifying, with wide exposure and much coverage devoted to the events in the local media.

I am continually amazed at the insatiable interest in Ernest Hemingway, both the man and his writings. Michigan is one state that can claim Hemingway as its own. He spent his childhood summers at Walloon Lake (then Bear Lake) and wrote some of his earliest and best short stories about his experiences. To the end of his life he maintained a great affection for Michigan.

I am looking forward to the first trip that will take me outside the Detroit area. I have just reread with great pleasure The Nick Adams Stories, and my friend and former colleague Constance Cappel's Hemingway in Michigan as an aperitif for the Great Michigan Read feast.