The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is pleased to announce a new and exciting venture which seeks to promote new creative writing, and is designed especially to capture new voices engaged in the creative writing process, in fiction. The series called HEMINGWAY SHORTS seeks to utilize impetus from the famous author toward sparking energized new interest in the writing craft, and, most importantly, to open the process to entirely new writers, especially those who have never before thought they might write publishable pieces of work. Help will be provided new authors in shaping their work for entry into this new and exciting venture. Since this publication dovetails with the International Hemingway conference being held in Oak Park this year, it is hoped that attendees will be encouraged to submit work.
Submissions are now closed and those whose work will be included in the publication this year have been notified. Thank you to all who submitted.
Join us at the Hemingway Birthplace for an evening of exploration on Hemingway's boyhood in Oak Park. EHFOP Board Members Nancy Sindelar and Kevin Bry talk about the 18 years Hemingway spent in Illinois and Michigan and the way those years influenced him as a writer and a person.
Where: The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, 339 Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park Welcomes 2015-2016 Writer in Residence David Berner
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is proud to announce its 2015-2016 Writer in Residence, David W. Berner.
Berner will work in the attic office at the Hemingway Birthplace Home, 339 N. Oak Park Avenue. He is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, and professor at Columbia College Chicago.
His first book, Accidental Lessons (Strategic Publishing) was awarded the 2011 Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature. His second memoir, Any Road Will Take You There (Dream of Things Publishing) won the 2013 Book of the Year Award from the Chicago Writer's Association for nontraditional nonfiction and was short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Award. His collection of essays There's a Hamster in the Dashboard (Dream of Things Publishing) was released on Father's Day, June 21, 2015. Windy City Reviews called it "a book to be read and re-read, a return to childhood and growing up with companions that truly mattered."
In 2011, David was named the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project. He lived and worked in Kerouac's historic home in Orlando for a period of three months.
You also may have heard his voice regularly on the radio. He's a reporter and anchor on CBS radio (WBBM, Chicago) and regularly fills in as the morning news anchor on WXRT, Chicago. David also produced audio documentaries for public radio stations.
David grew up in Pittsburgh, but calls the Chicago area his home.
The Writer in Residence program accepts applications each year beginning in March.