On March 16, 2016, The Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series welcomed educator, Hemingway scholar, and Loyola alumna Nancy W. Sindelar (PhD ’87). Dr. Sindelar spoke about “The People and Places That Influenced Ernest Hemingway.” Her program focused on the people, places, and activities that shaped the legendary author who courted life-threatening adventures and glamorous friends while writing articles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world. Sindelar began with Hemingway’s birth and early influences in Oak Park, Illinois and then moved to Hemingway’s adventures and experiences in Kansas City, Italy, France, Spain, Key West, Florida, Cuba, and Sun Valley, Idaho. The presentation included rarely seen photos and excerpts from Hemingway’s personal letters to parents, wives, children, and friends. Nancy W. Sindelar is the author of Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work.
We are pleased to present a video of this presentation.
Image: Ernest Hemingway Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.