Rosemary Beach Lecture Series with John Hemingway Oct. 10

September 25, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Rosemary Beach Foundation is honored to welcome John Hemingway to the Rosemary Beach Lecture Series. The event will take place at Rosemary Beach Town Hall Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. for a wine reception followed by a lecture and conversation with John Hemingway, and then a book signing. Tickets are available and priced at $100 for individual and $150 per couple. Please visit (space is limited) for more information.

John is an American writer and translator currently living in Montreal, Canada. His memoir, Strange Tribe (Lyons Press, May 2007), describes the complex love/hate relationship and the striking similarities between his father, Dr. Gregory Hemingway, and his grandfather, Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway.

As revealed in Strange Tribe, Hemingway spent his early years in Miami before being shuffled from one home to another and dealing with his family’s dysfunction. He eventually went on to study history and Italian at U.C.L.A. After graduating, John moved to Italy, as a way of distancing himself from his troubled family background. One of the unresolved questions for him was how his father, a cross-dresser and transsexual, could fit with the image that the public has of his grandfather as an icon of male masculinity. The macho myth surrounding his grandfather was in fact only half the story.

Hemingway received the VIII Kukuxumusu Guiri del Año Award] at Key West at 06/19/2011. This award is bestowed each year on a foreigner in acknowledgement of his passion and fervor for Sanfermin fiestas and his connection with the popular fiestas in Iruñea/Pamplona.

Some of his fiction has appeared in US publications such as his short story in Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s Magazine, Provincetown Arts and Chum Literary Magazine. He is currently working on a collection of his short stories. His articles have also appeared in Italian newspapers such as l'Unità and Libero. You can read more about Hemingway on his blog spot

Rosemary Beach Foundation Vice President Reynolds Henderson said about the event “We are excited to have John visit and speak in our town. He has never visited the Panhandle of Florida and we look forward to hosting him in Rosemary Beach.”

Sponsored by The Pearl, The Hidden Lantern, The Merchants of Rosemary Beach,, Henderson Barrett, LLC and Zuma and Rafe Banks. Also, a special thanks to Rosemary Beach Property Owners' Association, Jim Anders, Sharon Santurri, and Maria Davis.

Established in 2006, Rosemary Beach Foundations provides cultural, educational and charitable activities for residents and visitors of Walton County. In its seven-year history, Rosemary Beach Foundation has donated over $375,000 to local charities and community projects. Rosemary Beach Foundation fulfills its mission through six major programs and events: Music in Pictures, Girls Getaway, Rosemary Beach Unleashed, Taste of Rosemary, Walk Her Way, and Rosemary Beach Foundation Lecture Series which throughout the year host a variety of lectures and presentations on diverse and engaging topics.


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