“Explore Hemingway” Event to Be Held at Sheridan Inn on August 30 Featuring award-winning author Sigrid Nunez & Sheridan’s Darla Worden
Ucross, Wyoming – August 1, 2018 – 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. The reading, co-hosted by Ucross and Sheridan College, is open to the public at no charge. The emcee for the evening will be writer and Ucross trustee Dorie McCullough Lawson. A book signing and refreshments will follow the reading.
The event is the third event this year in “Explore Hemingway: Along Wyoming Highways,” a statewide, multi-year initiative celebrating the life and writing of Ernest Hemingway and exploring related historical and contemporary issues.
Hemingway loved Wyoming and spent time hunting, fishing, and writing throughout the state. The author stayed at the Sheridan Inn while writing A Farewell to Arms, but the busy social life in Sheridan made it hard to work, so he decamped to Spear-O-Wigwam in the Bighorn Mountains to continue writing.
A former Sheridan resident and a graduate of Sheridan High School, Darla Worden currently lives in Denver, where she is editor of Mountain Living magazine. She has published articles on Hemingway’s Wyoming connection and has been interviewed about the subject on Wyoming Public Radio. She is the founder of the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris, an annual summer writing workshop and literary tourism experience. For the workshop, Worden takes writers from around the world to Hemingway’s favorite Paris spots.
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