We are excited to host an author talk with three PEN/Hemingway Award Finalists! Elissa Schappell, Ian Bassingthwaighte and Ling Ma will all read from their works and answer questions from the audience. Refreshments and a book signing follow. This event is hosted by Sheridan College and the Ucross Foundation with support from the National Endowment from the Humanities Creating Humanities Communities along Wyoming's Hemingway Highway Grant. The event is free and open to the public.
Ucross and Sheridan College are pleased to present an artist talk by Rhona Bitner on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7 pm in the Whitney Academic Center (W153). The program is free and open to the public. It is the 2nd annual International Women’s Day event co-hosted by Ucross and Sheridan College. Bitner, who will be an artist-in-residence at Ucross this spring, has spent most of her career in New York City and Paris, but over the course of 25 years, her art has taken her across the United States and much of Europe. Her talk will encompass a wide range of work, much of which focuses on elements of theatrical and musical experience, as well as some stunning photographs of Wyoming made during past residencies at Ucross.
More information on her work can be found at rhonabitner.com.
Award-winning author and journalist Suki Kim will speak at the University of Wyoming on Thursday, October 11. Kim is the only writer ever to have lived undercover in North Korea for immersive journalism, documented in her bestselling nonfiction book Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. Her first novel The Interpreter; won the PEN Open Book Award and was a runner up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The title of Kim’s talk is "Undercover in North Korea." A highly anticipated article by Kim will appear in the November issue of The New Republic.
The event is part of the statewide “Explore Hemingway” sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event, co-presented by Ucross and University of Wyoming, will take place from 6-7pm in Room 170 of the College of Law Building. The talk is open to the general public at no charge and light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Suki Kim’s book will be available for purchase and signing immediately following her talk. University of Wyoming partners in the October 11 event are the MFA Creative Writing Program and the School of Culture, Gender, and Social Justice.
Join us for a Hemingway cocktail seminar and tasting at the Sheridan Inn. Author of "To Have and Have Another" Philip Green will be teaching us how to make some of Hemingway's favorite cocktails and of course, we'll sample them along the way. We'll also hear stories and anecdotes about Hemingway - and the impact Wyoming had on his life and writing.
Saturday September 15th – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Sheridan Inn
This is an over 21 event
Ticket price - $50 includes 2 complimentary drink tickets and cocktail samples
Get your tickets from the Sheridan College Foundation by calling 307.675.0700.
Explore Hemingway at Saturday U
Sheridan College (Whitney Academic Center) Rm. 153
First lecture: “It’s a Good Country”: Hemingway’s Hunting and Fishing in Wyoming by Dr. Caskey Russel, Associate Professor of English, University of Wyoming
Hemingway spent much of the 1930s in Wyoming, writing some of his most famous stories and novels. While in Wyoming, when he wasn’t writing he was often hunting and fishing. This lecture will discuss what Hemingway hunted and fished for, where he hunted and fished, and how his Wyoming pastimes influenced his writing.
Two lectures to follow. Click to learn more.
Join us at the Hub on Smith to learn from one of the nation's top Hemingway scholars, Robert Elder. A prolific writer and journalist, his work has appeared in The New York Times, MSNBC.com, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, The Oregonian and many other publications. He worked as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune for more than a decade and has published six books, including Hidden Hemingway.
Join us to explore Hemingway and the Comics at Neltje Gallery, located on the second floor of Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. The exhibition opening runs from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by a special presentation by Hemingway scholar Robert Elder at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Award-winning author and Ucross writer-in-residence Sigrid Nunez will join editor and writer Darla Worden at The Sheridan Inn on Thursday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m. for a reading that celebrates the literary legacy of Ernest Hemingway in Wyoming. A book signing and refreshments will follow the reading. The reading, co-hosted by Ucross and Sheridan College, is open to the public at no charge.
Sheridan College, Ucross Foundation and the Students Veterans of America at Sheridan College welcome author and Iraqi War Veteran Kevin Powers for a discussion and book signing of his PEN/Hemingway award-winning novel, “The Yellow Birds”, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 in the Whitney Academic Center W153. The SVA will provide up to 30 complimentary copies of Powers’ book to veterans who attend the event.
This event is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Creating Humanities Communities along the Hemingway Highway, a multi-year initiative that explores Hemingway’s continuing relevance, both in contemporary literature and as an icon. Sheridan College partners in this NEH Grant include the Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research and Ucross Foundation where Powers will be a writer-in-residence.
Kevin Powers joined the army at the age of 17, later serving a year as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005. After his honorable discharge he enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. He holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Michener Fellow in Poetry. “The Yellow Birds” is his first novel.
“The war tried to kill us in the spring,” so begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year-old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined.
Sheridan College and Ucross Foundation are pleased to welcome acclaimed novelist Yaa Gyasi for a discussion and book signing of her breakthrough novel “Homegoing” on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center W153. This event is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Creating Humanities Communities along the Hemingway Highway. Sheridan College partners in this NEH Grant include the Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research and Ucross Foundation, where Gyasi will be a writer-in-residence.
Gyasi is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel “Homegoing” and recipient of the 2017 PEN/Hemingway Award. Her brilliant and relevant novel moves through histories and geographies and captures—with outstanding economy and force—the troubled spirit of our own nation. An illuminating speaker, Gyasi captivates audiences with her sincerity and compassion. In September 2016, she was chosen by Ta-Nehisi Coates as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honorees. Personable and intimate, Gyasi’s lectures explore contemporary craft, cultural identity, and the complex racial landscape of America’s past and present.