Sunday, March 4, 2007

KEY WEST, FLORIDA : Hemingway Days - 2007

"Hemingway Days" - KEY WEST, Florida Keys - 2007.

The legacy of Ernest Hemingway, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who lived and wrote in Key West for almost a decade, is to be recognized during the annual Hemingway Days celebration. Now in its 27th year, the festival celebrates the accomplishments of the man who fished for big game in local waters, embraced Key West's unpretentious lifestyle and wrote American literary masterpieces in a small studio behind his Whitehead Street home.

The 2007 festival is expected to draw participants including stocky white-bearded Hemingway look-alikes, anglers pursuing blue marlin like those the author once fought and aspiring writers hoping for recognition of their work.

Events are to include a look-alike contest for erstwhile Ernests, readings and book signings by nationally acclaimed authors, an awards ceremony that caps a leading American literary competition, and a commemoration of the 108th anniversary of Hemingway's July 21 birth.

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