Idaho Public Television
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
“Idaho’s Hemingway” IPTV Documentary @ Idaho Public Television
6:00 pm
An original Idaho Public Television production, set largely at the Mary and Ernest Hemingway House stewarded by The Community Library in Ketchum, this short documentary will explore what Hemingway’s life in Idaho tells us about our state’s cultural landscape. Featuring interviews with former Library writers-in-residence Richard Blanco, Judith Freeman and Cheryl Strayed. View the program on Idaho Public Television. Airs on IPTV at 6:00 p.m.
The Community Library Livestream
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway’s Coda: The Mythology of his Language @ The Community Library Livestream | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Community Library’s writer-in-residence, Michael D. Wilson, will present his research on Hemingway’s language, examining Hemingway’s use of the hyphen and its effect on tempo, musicality, and literary innovation. Watch on www.livestream.com/comlib.
The Community Library Livestream
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"Idaho's Hemingway" Panel Discussion @ The Community Library Livestream | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Community Library hosts a live discussion about the new IPTV documentary, “Idaho’s Hemingway,” with documentary producer Bill Manny, poet Richard Blanco and Hemingway scholar, Stacey Guill. The panel will explore what Hemingway’s life in Idaho tells us about our state’s cultural landscape. View on www.livestream.com/comlib.
“HEMINGWAY” A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick @ PBS
12:00 am
This 3-part, 6-hour documentary film will examine the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway. The team filmed parts of the documentary in Ketchum at The Community Library’s Hemingway House, and they explored aspects of the Library’s regional history archive for the project. View the program on PBS.
Hailey Public Library via Zoom
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Author Reading - Hemingway’s Retreat @ Hailey Public Library via Zoom | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Hailey Public Library will host a reading by local author J. Michael Moriarty from his recent book “Hemingway’s Retreat” via Zoom on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 PM. Moriarty will share an imaginative account of what would have happened had the famous writer had faked his own death. RSVP to [email protected]
The Community Library Livestream
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours” with Sarah Sentilles @ The Community Library Livestream | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual conversation with Hailey-based author, Sarah Sentilles, about her new book, “Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours,” the moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin. The book releases May 4, 2021, from Random House. Sentilles will share readings from the new book during this conversation with the Library’s executive director, Jenny Emery Davidson. Watch at www.livestream.com/comlib Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Draw Your Weapons, which won the 2018 PEN Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Ms., Religion Dispatches, Oregon ArtsWatch, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She’s had residencies at Hedgebrook and Yaddo. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Yale and master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard. She is the co-founder of the Alliance of Idaho, which works to protect the basic human rights of immigrants by engaging in education, outreach, and advocacy at local, state, and national levels.
The Community Library
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Brood” with Jackie Polzin @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join us for a conversation with Jackie Polzin, author of the new novel, “Brood.” Polzin is being hailed as an exquisite new literary voice–wryly funny, nakedly honest, beautifully observational, in the vein of Jenny Offill and Elizabeth Strout. Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the forty-below nights of a brutal Minnesota winter to a sweltering summer which brings a surprise tornado, she battles predators, bad luck, and the uncertainty of a future that may not look anything like the one she always imagined. Intimate and startlingly original, this slender novel is filled with wisdom, sorrow and joy. A stunning and brilliantly insightful meditation on life and longing. Polzin will be in conversation with Martha Williams, the Library’s programs and education manager. Jackie Polzin lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband and children. She is a graduate of the Boise State MFA program. Brood is her first novel.
The Community Library
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“The Inferno Lessons” Poetry Reading with Andy Kerstetter @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual reading and conversation with local poet Andy Kerstetter about his new collection, “The Inferno Lessons,” published in 2020 by Kattywompus Press. The collection explores aging, illness, and our relationship with nature and our own bodies, among other themes. Watch the program and join the conversation at: https://livestream.com/comlib/inferno-lessons Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Andy Kerstetter moved to the Mountain West shortly after earning a degree in writing from Geneva College in 2010. He spent nearly a decade working as a journalist for newspapers and magazines, while always pursuing his love of poetry. His poems have appeared in several journals, and The Inferno Lessons is his first published collection. He has lived in Ketchum since 2015.
The Community Library - Zoom
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ohio Connection to “Hemingway in Idaho” @ The Community Library - Zoom
5:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual screening and panel discussion in partnership with WOUB Public Media of Ohio and Idaho Public Television. The event will feature excerpts from the recent PBS “Hemingway” documentary and IPTV’s “Hemingway’s Idaho.” Panelists are Van Gordon Sauter, Lynn Novick, Jenny Emery Davidson, and Gary Holcomb. The group will discuss the life of Hemingway, the history of the Ketchum home and take questions from those in attendance. Register at: https://bit.ly/HemingwayWOUB.
Hemingway Memorial
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wildflower Walk with Idaho Native Plant Society @ Hemingway Memorial | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
9:00 am
The Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites you to come with us on a free guided wildflower hike. Proctor Mountain from Hemingway Memorial. We won’t do the entire loop, but we will visit sufficiently varied habitats to see many plant species. Rated Medium Difficulty. Meet at the Hemingway Memorial Parking Lot on Sun Valley Road at 8:45am MT. Expect to be back at the cars around 2pm. Be sure to bring sufficient water and a snack and wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing suited to our changeable Idaho weather. Please respect your own ability/physical level. These trails are narrow and steep in places and we will be in the sun much of the time. There is no charge to come on the hike and everyone is welcome. More information at Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society or email [email protected]
Field Daze, REINHEIMER RANCH East
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Children's Faire @ Field Daze, REINHEIMER RANCH East | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 pm
A fun-filled afternoon, for children and adults of all ages, with live entertainment, food trucks, mini farmer’s market, fiddlers, face painting, hula hooping, lassoing & so much more!!
The Community Library
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Hemingway in Comics” with Robert K. Elder @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Robert K. Elder, author of “Hemingway in Comics” will discuss his book and its accompanying exhibit, on display in The Community Library’s Foyer this fall. “Hemingway in Comics”—the book and the exhibit—is an exploration of what it means to be a pop culture icon, and how that image can change over time. Hemingway casts a long shadow in literature that also extends into comic books. Hemingway’s role in these comics ranges from the divine to the ridiculous, as his image is recorded, parodied, twisted, amplified and aggrandized. He is often portrayed as the hypermasculine legend: bearded, boozed up, and ready to throw a punch. But just as often, comic creators see past the bravado to the sensitive artist looking for validation. Hemingway in Comics provides a unique lens for considering one of our most influential authors. Not only for the dedicated Hemingway fan, this event will appeal to all those with an appreciation for comics, pop culture, and the absurd. This program will be held outdoors on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Lawn on 4th Street in Ketchum. Bring a low-back chair or blanket to join us. Elder’s presentation will be followed by a book signing with Chapter One Bookstore.
The Community Library
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“A Christmas Carol in the Library” – A Staged Reading @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
It’s after hours in the library on Christmas Eve, with only the cheerful Miss Trilling and the grumpy Mr. Heaps left to shelve the final books and turn out the lights. The two librarians find themselves immersed in retelling Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Aided only by the usual trappings of a library, Miss Trilling and Mr. Heaps take on more than thirty characters and bring the classic tale of miserliness and redemptive generosity to life inside our very own Community Library. Join The Community Library for this staged reading, which celebrates the power and wonder of imaginative reading together. Directed by David Janeski and read by Aly Wepplo and Matthew Gorby. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. The staged reading runs for approximately 60 minutes. Two performances: Friday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. Space is limited, so register at www.comlib.org to join us. Proof of vaccination is required to attend in person at the Library, and both performances will also be live streamed on the Library’s Vimeo.
Community Campus Theater
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm
GREETINGS! - a Live Holiday Reading @ Community Campus Theater | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
In The Liberty Theatre Company’s first fully produced live reading, Andy Gorski brings his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, and his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. But when his intellectually disabled younger brother Mickey, who’s entire vocabulary has been limited to “oh boy” and “wow”, suddenly spouts the word “Greetings!” the entire family’s belief system is turned upside down. Written by Tom Dudzick and Directed by Tess Makena, this in-person performance mixes large-scale production elements with the intimate style of a professional reading – resulting in a spectacular, thought-provoking, and hilarious holiday experience made to enchant anyone from anywhere.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Liberty Theatre Company presents - The New Year Play Reading Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
New Year, new works! Kick off 2022 with three original plays by Sun Valley playwright Deb Laufer. Starting with the romantic comedy Fortune on 2/3, followed by the heartwarming tale of Be Here Now on 2/7, and ending with the madcap farce Out of Sterno on 2/8. Join us for this reading series and celebrate the talents of the valley’s very own incredible artists! This is a free event taking place at The Argyros Performing Arts Center on 2/3, 2/7, and 2/8 at 7pm. Visit LibertyTheatreCompany.org to discover more events coming in 2022!
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Liberty Theatre Company presents - The New Year Play Reading Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
New Year, new works! Kick off 2022 with three original plays by Sun Valley playwright Deb Laufer. Starting with the romantic comedy Fortune on 2/3, followed by the heartwarming tale of Be Here Now on 2/7, and ending with the madcap farce Out of Sterno on 2/8. Join us for this reading series and celebrate the talents of the valley’s very own incredible artists! This is a free event taking place at The Argyros Performing Arts Center on 2/3, 2/7, and 2/8 at 7pm. Visit LibertyTheatreCompany.org to discover more events coming in 2022!
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Liberty Theatre Company presents - The New Year Play Reading Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
New Year, new works! Kick off 2022 with three original plays by Sun Valley playwright Deb Laufer. Starting with the romantic comedy Fortune on 2/3, followed by the heartwarming tale of Be Here Now on 2/7, and ending with the madcap farce Out of Sterno on 2/8. Join us for this reading series and celebrate the talents of the valley’s very own incredible artists! This is a free event taking place at The Argyros Performing Arts Center on 2/3, 2/7, and 2/8 at 7pm. Visit LibertyTheatreCompany.org to discover more events coming in 2022!
"Don't Say We Didn't Warn You" with Writer-In-Residence Ariel Delgado Dixon @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Hemingway Writer-In-Residence Ariel Delgado Dixon joins us to discuss her debut novel, “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You.” Dixon will be joined by Mary Pauline Lowry, a 2020 resident with The Community Library and the Boise-based author of “The Roxy Letters.” Two sisters unite to survive a traumatic upbringing—from absentee parents to a wilderness camp for troubled teens—in this “relentless and spooky” (Joy Williams) debut from an essential new voice. ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Good Housekeeping, Autostraddle, The Millions “When the Juvenile Transportation Services come for you in the night in a preordained kidnapping, complete with an unmarked van and husky guardsmen you can’t outmatch, you have been sold for a promise.” A young woman thinks she has escaped her past only to discover that she’s been hovering on its edges all along: She and her younger sister bide their time in a dilapidated warehouse in a desolate town north of New York City; their parents settled there with dreams of starting an art commune. But after the girls’ father vanishes, all traces of stability disappear for the family, and the girls retreat into strange worlds of their own mythmaking and isolation. As the sisters both try ...
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm
Julie Weston Reads from New Book @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Hailey Public Library will host popular local writer Julie Weston reading from Miners’ Moon, the fourth book in her Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery series, on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM. Weston’s stories are straight out of 1920s Idaho and feature Burns, a crime photographer, and Moonshine, her black Lab. In person at Hailey Town Center West.
The Community Library
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Diane Raptosh @ The Community Library
5:00 pm
Diane Raptosh’s “Hand Signs from Eternity’s Yurt” explores civic unease in a series of 22 American sonnets—unrhymed 14-lined poems. Characterized by a sense of informed resistance and revolutionary compassion, the poems seek a “conscious recoupling of feeling / with thought” in the hopes that empathy might birth a new strain of democracy. Join us as Raptosh discusses the joys of reading and writing poetry and the role of the imagination in an imperiled democracy. She will discuss poetry as one of our most underused resources for reimagining self and society. She’ll share some of her most recent work with us and will invite your questions. A book signing will follow. This event will be held outdoors on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Lawn on 4th Street. No registration is required. Bring your chair or blanket! (In case of inclement weather, the event will move indoors to the Lecture Hall.) Diane Raptosh’s :American Amnesiac” (Etruscan Press), was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award in poetry. A native Idahoan and the recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016). In 2018 ...
The Community Library
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day
Ernest Hemingway Seminar: "Islands in the Stream" @ The Community Library
12:00 am
The 14th Annual Ernest Hemingway Seminar focuses on Hemingway’s posthumously-published novel, “Islands in the Stream,” and on Hemingway’s time in and connection with the Gulf Stream. Speakers include Mark P. Ott, author of A Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream, Karen Osborn, Research Zoologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Paul Hendrickson, author of Hemingway’s Boat, and scholars from Boise State University. Space is limited for in-person attendance, and virtual attendees can register at a reduced rate.
The Community Library
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"The Boy, the War, and the Big Two-Hearted River" with John Maclean @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Hemingway Writer-In-Residence John Maclean will share and discuss a new piece he’s writing for a book of essays celebrating the centennial of Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “Big Two-Hearted River.” The collection will be published in 2023—the centennial of the first notes for the short story—by the University Press of Kentucky. Maclean’s personal essay traces the importance of the Hemingway short story in the lives and writing of John and his late father Norman Maclean, but it also surveys the publishing and critical history of the story. Join us as John shares this new essay and invites your questions and feedback on this soon-to-be-published piece. This event will be livestreamed and available to view later. A book signing with Chapter One will follow. John Maclean is an award-winning author and journalist. He spent thirty year at the Chicago Tribune, most of that time as a Washington correspondent. He is the author of six books, most recently “Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River.” He has also written five nonfiction books about wildland fires—”Fire on the Mountain,” “Fire and Ashes,” “The Thirtymile Fire,” “The Esperanza Fire,” and “River of Fire”—that are considered a staple of fire literature as well as ...
Visitor Center
Oct 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Sun Valley Story Tour @ Visitor Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
10:15 am
Friday, Oct 7th, 10:15am – Special Free Sun Valley Story Tour returns aboard the Mountain Rides Blue Route on route through Ketchum and Sun Valley. You must register/sign up by in advance for this tour by calling 208.726.3423, via email: [email protected] or in person at the Visitor Center at 491 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum Jump on the Mountain Rides Blue Route from the Visitor Center in Ketchum for a one-hour free bus tour highlighting the area’s rich heritage. Guided by local volunteers on the Blue Route bus while it is on route through Ketchum, Warm Springs, Sun Valley and Elkhorn. Sign up required
The Community Library
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Conversation with Martyna Majok, 2022 Sun Valley Playwrights' Resident @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Martyna Majok, the 2022 Sun Valley Playwrights’ Resident, will read the opening monologue from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Cost of Living,” and discuss her work and writing process. The play, on Broadway this fall, deftly challenges the typical perceptions of those living with disabilities and delves deep into the ways class, race, nationality, and wealth can create gulfs between people, even as they long for the ability to connect. A light reception will follow. Registration recommended. Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency (SVPR) is a non-profit artist retreat, commissioning program, and new play development lab based in Idaho. The mission of SVPR is to galvanize positive change within Wood River Valley’s community and beyond by giving visionary theatre artists of all backgrounds substantive time and space to focus on creating new work for the stage that produces conversations and learning opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. Annually, SVPR provides one playwright a $10,000 commission, 13 months of individually-tailored development resources, and two months of retreat time in Ketchum, in partnership with The Community Library and The Argyros.
The Community Library
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kennedy Library Virtual Forum: "Hemingway's Widow" @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
Timothy Christian, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, discusses his new book “Hemingway’s Widow: The Life and Legacy of Mary Welsh Hemingway” with Jenny Emery Davidson, executive director of The Community Library. This Kennedy Library Virtual Forum is hosted by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Register online for this Zoom-only event. The program will also be recorded for later viewing through the Kennedy Library. About “Hemingway’s Widow”: A stunning portrait of the complicated woman who becomes Ernest Hemingway’s fourth wife, tracing her adventures before she meets Ernest, exploring the tumultuous years of their marriage, and evoking her merry widowhood as she shapes Hemingway’s literary legacy. Timothy Christian graduated as a Commonwealth Scholar from King’s College, Cambridge. During a varied legal career, he served as a law professor and Dean at the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and a visiting professor in Japan and Taiwan. Christian read “A Moveable Feast” in the cafes of Aix-en-Provence when he was a young man studying French. Realizing that no one had written deeply about Mary Welsh Hemingway, Christian began researching her story–and discovered a woman vital to Hemingway’s art.

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