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Happy Hour with the Historian | Following the Fish: Hemingway in Key West
11-September from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with the BottleCap Lounge for a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a free drink (beer, house wine or a well drink), and will be treated to a short presentation by the curator.
Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D.
Topic: Following the Fish: Hemingway in Key West
Ernest Hemingway, who lived and wrote in Key West throughout the 1930s, immersed himself in Florida Keys game fishing and did much to popularize it among fellow writers, readers and sportsmen. His angling exploits will be discussed, along with spotlighting the late author’s conservation activities, an intriguing counterpoint to his well-known passion for boating giant marlin, tuna and other prey in a pursuit likened to oceanic big game hunting.
When he wasn’t penning literary classics, Hemingway plied the waters between Key West and Cuba aboard his 38-foot fishing boat, Pilar. Encounters with finned prey found their way into his books from To Have and Have Not, set in Depression-era Key West, to the Nobel Prize–winning The Old Man and the Sea.