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Discovering Ernest Hemingway in Montana
Ernest Hemingway used to hang out in Billings and Red Lodge, did you know that? Also, did you know that Hemingway put Billings on the map with his preposterous audio recording titled, “Saturday Night at the Whorehouse in Billings Montana”?
On Saturday, July 20, 1:00 PM to 3:00, novelist Keith McCafferty, newspaper reporter Gail Schontzler, and biographer Chris Warren, will lead an informal panel discussion about what they learned about Hemingway’s time in Montana.
Keith got to know Patrick Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway appears from time to time in his books, particularly Cold Hearted River, (winner of the 2018 Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award for Best Novel), and Gail’s research on Hemingway resulted in her fascinating 2015 article, "Hunting for Hemingway in Yellowstone Country.” Chris, a resident of Cooke City, Montana, spent years researching Hemingway’s connection to the area. In 2018 he presented a paper on the topic to the Hemingway Society in Paris, France.
Keith’s most current novel, A Death in Eden, is a finalist for the 2019 High Plains Book Award. Gail just won a first-place award for education writing from the Montana Newspaper Association and a second-place for Investigative Reporting. Chris' research was instrumental in bringing the Hemingway Society’s biennial conference to Cooke City, Montana, and Sheridan, Wyoming, in 2020. His book, Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country, is just out.
This event is free and open to the public.