WQPT Hosting Variety Of Hemingway Related Activities
WQPT presents a variety of outreach activities in conjunction with the new Ken Burns documentary Hemingway. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography with excerpts from his writing, we will see beyond the façade of the public image, becoming intimately familiar with this brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and egocentric man.
Beginning this week you can log on to https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/hemingway/events/ and join Conversations on Hemingway: A Virtual Event Series. These conversations feature the filmmakers and special guests as they explore the writer’s art and legacy. The hour-long discussions feature clips from the upcoming three-part series.
Availability is limited. Viewers may register for multiple events. Once registered, you will receive a unique, nontransferable link to attend the virtual event. Topics to be covered include:
March 2 Hemingway and the natural world at 6:00 pm CST
March 4 Hemingway and Celebrity at 7:00 pm CST
March 9 Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba at 6:00 pm CST
March 11 Hemingway, Gender and Identity at 6:00 pm CST
March 16 Hemingway the Author at 6:00 pm CST
March 18 Hemingway and Biography at 6:00 pm CST
March 24 Hemingway and Women 6:00 pm CST
Local outreach, which includes Hemingway at the Drive-In, A Cuban Inspired Meal with a Side of Hemingway, a Hemingway-themed Trivia Night, and a discussion with Hemingway biographer, Mary V. Dearborn are scheduled in March and April. The documentary will air on WQPT in April.
WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University.