HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 20 (ACN) The XVII Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium, dedicated to the 93rd and 90th anniversaries of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature's The Sun Also Rises and Farewell to Arms, respectively, will open its doors today in the International Hall of the capital's Iberostar Riviera Hotel.
The opening words of the event will be given by Gladys Collazo Usallán, president of the National Council of Cultural Heritage, organization in charge of its coordination, together with the Ernest Hemingway Museum of Finca Vigía.
The program for this first day of the Colloquium will include conferences and debates in the morning on the work and figure of the author of The Old Man and the Sea, while in the afternoon other activities will take place, such as the inauguration of the exhibition The Ark of Hemingway, by the plastic artist Jorge Duporté.
On the other hand, a posthumous tribute to Alberto Ramos Enrique "Fico", who worked at Finca Vigía since he was eight years old, and until very recently was the only living worker who coincided with the American writer during his stay at the Havana residence.
Tomorrow he also proposes the presentation of the documentary Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba, directed by Richard Abella, produced by Santa Fe College and Santa Fe College Foundation and written by C. Michael Curry and Raúl Villarreal.
The Colloquium, which will take place in this capital until Sunday, June 23, will also host the presentation of the book Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba, by writer Andrew Feldman.
In addition, as part of the program, there will be guided tours with participants to Hemingway's emblematic sites in Havana, such as the El Floridita bar/restaurant, the monument in his name located in the town of Cojímar and the Hemingway International Sailing Club Marina, among others.
The 17th edition of the Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium, held on the island every two years, will feature a total of 30 presentations by intellectuals from Cuba, Argentina, the United States, Israel, Spain and Japan,