HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 16 (acn) Admiration for the life and work of American writer Ernest Hemingway will again bring together specialists and experts on the Nobel Prize for Literature in the 15th International Symposium dedicated to the novelist, to be held in this capital city from June 18 to 21.
Ada Rosa Alfonso, director of Vigia Farm Museum, Hemingway’s Cuban home for more than 20 years, said that the meeting will be attended by a hundred researchers and enthusiasts from countries like the US, Japan, Argentina, and Israel.
The Palacio O’Farrill Hotel, place where the author of A Farewell to Arms stayed, will host the biennial event, which will have as picturesque note the assistance of the called Hemingway’s Lookalikes, imitators of the appearance and manners of the controversial writer.
We will visit several of his favorite places: El Floridita, La Bodeguita del Medio, the fishing village of Cojimar, and Vigia Farm, so the presence of these people, many of them winners of the contest sponsored by the bar Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, is another attraction, said Ada Rosa.
The program, which includes the third meeting of organizations dedicated to study and preserve the legacy of Hemingway in the world, will also cover book presentations and audiovisuals such as the one dedicated to Canadian-Irish Brian Gordon Sinclair, considered the best performer on stage of the novelist.