Petoskey Celebrates a Year of Ernest Hemingway

Literary and history buffs are quick to reference Chicago, Paris, Spain, Cuba, Key West and Ketchum as locales where Hemingway made an impact. Yet, it was Northern Michigan which held what some consider the most treasured place in the author’s heart. Except for a single night in 1947, when he was passing through Michigan on his way west, Hemingway never saw this region again after his September, 1921 marriage in Horton Bay to Hadley Richardson.

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Hotel Walloon Awarded AAA Four Diamond Rating

Hotel Walloon is one of only two hotels in Northern Michigan (and only 17 statewide) to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Rating. This is the second year in a row that the luxury boutique property, first opened in May 2015, has made the list. The award was presented this spring at the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Detroit, in front of a record crowd of more than 1000 hospitality and travel leaders.

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Hotel Walloon presents The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, An Ernest Hemingway Occasion  

Hotel Walloon is pleased to present The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, the second annual event celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s connection to the northern Michigan area. The event will take place Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th. The three-day event package includes two nights’ accommodation at the 32-room boutique hotel, as well as personally guided tours throughout the area and a chance to meet Valerie Hemingway, who was both a personal assistant and daughter-in-law to the late author.

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Hemingway Film Event For Tweens & Teens Planned for March 25 at Petoskey District Library

A special program just for tweens and teens to discuss the life of young Ernest Hemingway in the local region, 1899 – 1919 – titled Saturday Morning with Ernie and Nick – will be held at the Petoskey District Library on Saturday, March 25. The 90-minute event gets underway at 10:30 am in the library’s lower level classroom.

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C.S. Lewis Festival Celebrates Author’s Imagination (October & November, 2016 – Petoskey, Michigan)

The 2016 C.S. Lewis Festival will explore the imagination that created Narnia. Taking place during October and November in the Petoskey, Michigan area on Little Traverse Bay, events including music and theater performances, school and library programs, scholarly lectures, community discussion groups, and more. Several national speakers will be featured, including Jerry Root, Mark Neal and Phil Jamieson.

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Hemingway Enthusiasts Trek to Petoskey for Annual Fall Historical & Literary Conference

The Michigan Hemingway Society is currently accepting reservations for its annual conference, October 14-16, at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in historic downtown Petoskey (a property built in 1899—the same year Hemingway was born and a place where he stayed in 1916—paying just 75 cents for his room). This year’s Michigan Hemingway Conference theme is 1919—the last year that a 20-year-old Hemingway spent in the Walloon Lake area, 10 miles southwest of Petoskey.

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Hemingway Enthusiasts Trek to Petoskey for Annual Fall Historical & Literary Conference

The Michigan Hemingway Society is currently accepting reservations for its annual conference, October 14-16, at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in historic downtown Petoskey (a property built in 1899—the same year Hemingway was born and a place where he stayed in 1916—paying just 75 cents for his room). This year’s Michigan Hemingway Conference theme is 1919—the last year that a 20-year-old Hemingway spent in the Walloon Lake area, 10 miles southwest of Petoskey.

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MEDIA ALERT: Great Lakes Center for the Arts Groundbreaking – Saturday, July 2 (5-6 pm)

Pure Michigan’s newest cultural arts facility will break ground on Saturday, July 2 beginning at 5pm for a 500-seat state-of-the-art theater located along the shores of Little Traverse Bay, in the resort community of Bay Harbor in Petoskey. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts, will also offer a community engagement room, rooftop terrace, donor lounge and more, to be completed in 2018 with limitless opportunities to inspire, entertain and educate.

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Groundbreaking Planned for July 2 for Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Petoskey

Pure Michigan’s newest cultural arts facility will break ground on Saturday, July 2 beginning at 5pm for a 500-seat state-of-the-art theater complex located along the shores of Little Traverse Bay, in the resort community of Bay Harbor in Petoskey. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts, will also offer a community engagement room, rooftop terrace, donor lounge and more, to be completed in 2018 with limitless opportunities to inspire, entertain and educate.

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C.S. Lewis Festival – Petoskey, Michigan to Explore Author’s Experiences and Philosophies of War

British author C.S. Lewis served in the armed forces in World War I and wrote some of his well-known works during and shortly after World War II. This year, the C.S. Lewis Festival explores Lewis’ thoughts on war as well as how war affected Lewis’ beliefs and writings.

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