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Ernest Hemingway Seminar: "Islands in the Stream"

Ernest Hemingway Seminar: "Islands in the Stream" In-Person

This year's seminar will focus around Hemingway's posthumously-published novel, Islands in the Stream, and on Hemingway's time in and connection with the Gulf Stream. 

Speakers will include Mark P. Ott, author of A Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream, a Contextual BiographyKaren Osborn, Research Zoologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Paul Hendrickson, author of Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved In Life, and Lost, and Boise State University presenters Stacey Guill and Clyde Moneyhun.

The seminar opens Thursday, September 8, at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and our opening keynote, then runs all day Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets to attend in person are $80.

Space is limited to join us in person, so register to save your spot! If you are interesting in joining us virtually, please click here.

Learn more about the annual Ernest Hemingway Seminar here.

Dates & Times:
All Day, Thursday, September 8, 2022
All Day, Friday, September 9, 2022
All Day, Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
  Hemingway     Regional History     Seminars & Conferences  
Event Cost:
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Seminar Agenda

A PDF of the agenda is also available here.

Thursday, September 8 
5:00 p.m. Check In & Opening Reception*
6:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
6:15 p.m. A Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf  Stream by Mark P. Ott
7:30 p.m. End of Day 1

Friday, September 9 
10:00 a.m. Diving into the Stream with Mac Test
10:15 a.m. “Remember that, and see how much good it will do you”: Memories of a Life in Islands in the Stream by Clyde Moneyhun
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. “All Fights Are Bad” Roger Davis and The Dock Fight in Ernest Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream by Stacey Guill
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break 
2:00 p.m.  Collecting Hemingway by David Meeker
2:30 p.m.  Life in the Stream by Karen Osborn, Smithsonian STREAMCODE Project
3:45 p.m.  Break 
4:00 p.m.  Film Screening: Islands in the Stream*
6:00 p.m.  End of Day 2

Saturday, September 10 
10:00 a.m. The Posthumous Editing of Islands in the Stream by Martha Williams
10:30 a.m. Breakout Discussions: Islands in the Stream 
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break 
1:30 p.m. Visions of the Stream: Historical Footage
2:00 p.m.  “On Being Shot Again: A Gulf Stream Letter” reading by Joel Vilinsky
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.  Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost by Paul Hendrickson
4:15 p.m.  Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m.  Closing Reception catered by Adelfa’s Comida Cubana, Boise*   
6:00 p.m.  End of 2022 Seminar!

*In-Person only events. Please note: We do not have permission to stream the film adaptation to our virtual attendees.

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