Southern Literary Salon:
Ernest Hemingway in Key West
Friday, February 26, 2016
Hosted by Melia and Drew Murphy inside and outside their gracious Germantown home
Sponsored by Tom's BBQ & Deli
(4087 Getwell Road, Memphis)
The Salon is a literary party featuring writer-specific libations, light fare, music, and 30 Southern-inspired minutes of influential writers of or in the South.
Artist John Dos Passos told him to go there in 1928. He didn’t plan to stay long, but when his future father-in-law purchased a home for Ernest and his new bride, he took up residence for much of the 1930s in Key West. There, Ernest Hemingway entered a period of experimental writing that would install him as one of the most influential American voices to this day. In his guest house overlooking his in-ground pool (the first in the Keys) he worked on For Whom the Bell Tolls, Green Hills of Africa, Death in the Afternoon, A Farewell to Arms, Winner Take Nothing, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. The southern climate also pervades his steaming To Have and Have Not and his biographical Islands in the Stream.
Tickets are $55 for one Salon or $100 for both (with the Harper Lee Salon), and include the entertainment, open bar, and fare.