A Moveable Read: Hemingway in the 21st Century
This six-part discussion series is 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.
6:30-7:00 pm Wine/Beverage Service
7:00-8:00pm Story Discussion with guest speakers
8:00-8:30pm Craft Talk
Part Four: The Snows of Kilimanjaro
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is one of Hemingway's best known and often taught short stories. But despite its inclusion in most American literature anthologies, the story is one of his darkest as it bitterly discusses the intermixing of art, patronage and gender roles. We will consider how the story frames these ideas and then use our discussion as a jumping off point for a larger conversation about how the story tells the truth, tells lies, tells lies about the truth, and truthfully lies.
Facilitator: Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D., Professor of English, The College of DuPage
Mary Claire Childers, Professor of English, The College of DuPage
Please note a craft talk will follow the presentation