Exclusive Collection of Ernest Hemingway’s Personal Letters Showcased in Brookville

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Watershed Books and the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library hosted an event showcasing the exclusive collection of over 6,000 of famous author Ernest Hemingway’s personal letters.

Author David Drayer gave a presentation on Hemingway’s influence on his life as a writer. Drayer referred to “the adventure, the daring, and the uncompromising devotion” in Hemingway’s writing that helps him through “the often agonizing practice of writing.”

Patricia Thrushart, a poet, read a letter from Hemingway to the mother of his third wife, providing insight into the author’s complex relationship with women.

Actor Andrew Benson read two letters written by Hemingway during his service in World War I.

Author John Pozza helped make the event possible by bringing the letters to Brookville.

“These literary events are at the heart of what we do and we’re so proud to be a part of it,” according to Watershed Books.

Watershed Books and the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library are in the process of planning additional Hemingway events.


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