The ninth annual Hemingway Festival is back this weekend at the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus and around the Palouse town, celebrating and recognizing this year’s PEN/Hemingway Award recipient, Yaa Gyasi, along with many other literary-focused community events. The prestigious award recognizes a novel or collection of short stories by an American author who hasn’t previously published a book of fiction. Winner for 2017, Gyasi’s debut novel Homegoing explores the lasting damage of the slave trade on one family across a span of 200 years. In addition to a reception and reading (March 2 at 7 pm) with Gyasi, the festival features expert panels on the festival’s namesake and his legacy, a screening of Papa’s Shadow: Hemingway in East Africa, and the presentation of awards to local students for the Hemingway High School Writing Contest. Visit the link below for complete festival details.
Thu, March 1, to Sat, March 3; event times vary • Events at the University of Idaho and venues in Moscow • uidaho.edu/class/hemingway • 208-885-6156