Hemingway Foundation Gala

HEMINGWAY AT THE RITZ

Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake Street

Oak Park, IL

Saturday, May 4, 2019

7:00 - 10:00 pm

"When I dream of an afterlife in heaven, the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz."  Ernest Hemingway

Stephane Wrembel  is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist from France has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane is widely known for “Bistro Fada”, the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar winning film, Midnight In Paris, which won a Grammy Award for “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media”.

Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist from France has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane is widely known for “Bistro Fada”, the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar winning film, Midnight In Paris, which won a Grammy Award for “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media”.

Ernest Hemingway, the "liberator" of the Ritz bar at the end of World War II, loved the Ritz Hotel in Paris. And, we love Ernest Hemingway! So, join us as we party like Papa at the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park's 2019 Gala "Hemingway at the Ritz" be held at the Oak Park Public Library. Be captivated by the music of the world-renowned French Gypsy jazz artist Stephane Wrembel who will perform for us throughout the evening, while you enjoy French-inspired hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. In addition, we will have special guest, Philip Greene, author, cocktail historian and enthusiast, on hand to provide insight and the requisite gravitas for the night’s festivities.

During the evening, we will recognize both our 2019 Hemingway Scholarship and Hemingway Shorts award recipients as part of our program.

From our scholarship program, to our global search for exceptional writers through the Hemingway Shorts literary journal, to our writer in residence and other programming – we strive to educate, give, and learn. Our mission is both local and global in reaching a community of readers and authors from all over the world who are brought together by Hemingway’s literary legacy. 

The net event proceeds benefit the Foundation’s mission programs including our Hemingway Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Philip Greene is an attorney, writer and cocktail historian.  He is Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps, based at the Pentagon. Philip is the author of three successful books, To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, (Penguin Press, 2012, 2d ed. 2015), The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail (with recipes) was published in 2016, by Sterling Epicure, and his latest, A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris, was published by Penguin Random House’s Perigee division on October 16, 2018, all have received critical acclaim and excellent reviews.

 

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The 2018 Hemingway Foundation Gala Highlights can be found HERE