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Events Thu Jul 18 2013

Oak Park Celebrates Hemingway's Birthday This Weekend

Big goings-on for Papa's 114th birthday (July 21) this weekend in the author's home town of Oak Park, Ill.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park's "Hemingway Birthday Celebration" will feature a weekend of events including a sidewalk Hemingway book sale, tours of the Victorian house where Hemingway was born, and a program Sunday by guest speaker and scholar Liesl Olson that promises to shed light on the little-known part of Hemingway's history that took place in downtown Chicago.

Festivities will culminate at a reception Sunday evening where the Foundation's first Writer in Residence will be announced. The winner will work on his or her next work in the attic of the home where Hemingway lived until he was five years old. Tickets are $30 for adults and are good for events both Saturday and Sunday.

 
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Mikaela J / July 19, 2013 1:35 AM

I'm reading "For Whom the Bell Tolls" at the perfect time!

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