XIX International Hemingway Conference
JULY 19-26, 2020
Present, experience, explore!
The 2020 International Hemingway Conference provides both new scholarship and an opportunity to experience and explore Hemingway’s Rocky Mountain West. There will be two venues: Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyoming (July 19-22) and Cooke City, Montana (July 24-26.) Thursday, July 23 will be a travel day with a chance to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody.
Hemingway arrived by Model-T in Sheridan in 1928 shortly after the birth of his son, Patrick. He left wife and child in search of a quiet place to finish writing A Farewell to Arms. His first stop, the Folly Ranch proved too full of distractions. He fared little better on the third floor of the Sheridan Inn. Finally, in a cabin in the Big Horns he found the place he was looking for. Places to visit. Places to explore.
He went West again in 1930 and travelled across Wyoming to the L-T ranch just outside Cooke City, Montana. It was then, and still is, wild country—spectacularly beautiful, a bit intimidating, and bereft of some 21st Century amenities (don’t expect your cell phone to work!). Buffalo sometimes wander into town from nearby Yellowstone. Inside the Park you will be stopped by buffalo, see grizzlies, elk mountain sheep and, perhaps, a wolf. Plan to enjoy the whole area.
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