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Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘the End of the World’
January 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
with Dr. Ashley Oliphant, Associate Professor of English, Pfeiffer University
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell
Attend in person or participate virtually!
Join Dr. Ashley Oliphant for an engaging walk through the 1930s big-game fishing adventures of author Ernest Hemingway. Oliphant, a longtime Hemingway Society member and a recently retired Full Professor of English, interviewed the last living men who fished with Hemingway to put together her groundbreaking 2017 book, “Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘The End of the World.'” Her archival research, funded by a grant from the Hemingway Society, took her to Bimini, Boston and Dania Beach in search of the archival evidence that would tell the full story of the years known as “The Camelot of Big-Game Fishing.” Oliphant’s work uncovered evidence that altered the known Hemingway timeline and filled in the portrait of Hemingway’s happiest years in the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas.
Free for members.
Non-members: In-person, $10; Virtual only, $5.
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All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
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