Food, drink, music and discussion celebrate the birthday of Ernest Hemingway, born in Oak Park on July 21, 1899.
The Hemingway Museum will become a Poetry Salon for an evening to honor the art form that Hemingway practiced before mastering prose: Poetry.
Come early at 6 p.m. for live music, appetizers and cocktails, along with Absinthe tastings by Lucid Absinthe!
At 7 p.m., Poetry Foundation President John Barr speaks about Hemingway the poet. A poet himself, Barr admired Hemingway who prized, as the author said, "poetry written into prose." Barr writes in his "American Poetry in the New Century" in Poetry mgazine that poets should learn from Hemingway "the effect of how we live on what we write."