The Hemingway Issue Lands in Paris
Charlotte has been in the south of France for the past three weeks, teaching creative writing. Before her return home, she spent a few days in Paris. Well, thanks to her kind nature and the fact that we are always on the lookout for some additinal promotion and exposure, Charlotte agreed to take a couple copies of the issue to Sylvia, the owner and operator of Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris. Sylvia, her late father George, and the shop are subjects of an extensive feature story in the issue. Please enjoy these images that Charlotte sent us from the shop. And while you're at it, go ahead and click HERE to launch a PDF of the issue and read the piece for yourself.
2nd & Church Poetry Editor Alvin Knox Holds Court at Hemingway Issue Launch
The Hemingway issue enjoyed a successful launch late last month at August's installment of Literary Libations at the Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Poetry Editor Alvin Knox is shown here hanging with contributors and supporters.
Please feel free to enjoy these images from the event. Interested in owning an issue? Simply click on the issue's cover--on the right-hand side of this screen. You will first be able to browse the issue online. See for yourself! We are sure that you'll want to have a copy!
This issue celebrates the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. For over three years, writer, author, and photographer Robert Burgess lived in Spain, where he met and photographed Ernest Hemingway. This work became the foundation and inspiration for his memoir, Hemingway's Paris & Pamplona: Then, And Now. Our special Hemingway issue contains Hemingway photos from Robert's private collection.
9th Annual Killer Nashville Conference Returns to Music City: August 21-24.
Nashville’s own Tom Wood, the author of fictional true-crime thriller Vendetta Stone, has been a volunteer at the Killer Nashville conference since 2011. In the wake of the launch of our Hemingway issue, and just two weeks before Killer Nashville returns, Tom takes a moment to reflect on both Papa and this annual conference.
Wonder what Ernest Hemingway would have thought of Killer Nashville?
Seems to me Papa would have been at his irascible best and very much in his element at the annual late-August conference for thriller, mystery and suspense writers and literature lovers.
Telling great stories about his world travels; opining on fellow authors and the state of the nation; espousing dark, biting humor and inspiring words of wisdom about the craft of writing at Saturday night’s closing Guest of Honor banquet. Imbibing at Tootsie’s or one of Nashville’s other legendary honky-tonks after the daylong convention sessions come to a close. Click here to read Tom's complete column.
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park: Birthplace and Museum
At a glance, it seems to be just another 5,500 sq. ft., two-story Victorian home. The same goes for the other building, not far away; at 3,250 sq. ft., it’s a leased facility in the Oak Park Arts Center. The reality is something altogether…real. At 200 N Oak Park Ave in…well, Oak Park, Illinois, it’s the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. The other location is the Hemingway Museum and Bookstore. Two hundred volunteers regularly donate at least four hours per month to handle approximately 9000 visitors from around the world each year. Yep: these folks are just a little bit busy, fostering Papa’s legacy. We’re bringing to our readers an in depth feature story on the operation. In the meantime, click here to enjoy images from our 2013 trip to interview the staff.