Classic Book Lecture Series

The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library Classics Books Lecture Series

All lectures are free and will take place at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library at 7 pm. Seating is limited to the first 70 so those interested in attending should register on the Friends website or by calling 343-2074 ext. 204 by leaving your name, phone number, number in your group and mailing address.

Thursday, March 29, Ernest Hemingway’s Nick Adams Stories

This event is full!  Thank you for your interest!  Please call 313-343-2074 x204 to be placed on a wait list.

Hemingway’s Enduring Eden:  A look at the influence Northern Michigan had on both Ernest Hemingway’s personal life and literature through commentary and rare family photos provided by Christopher Struble, President of The Michigan Hemingway Society, with special emphasis on the “Nick Adams” collection of short stories. Arguably some of Hemingway’s best works, the ‘Nick Adams’ sketches illustrate the fine line between fiction and many of the real life events Hemingway experienced during his 22 summers spent on Walloon Lake.

Lecturer:  Christopher Struble, President of the Michigan Hemingway Society, speaking about Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories.  Mr. Struble is the owner/ designer at the Arlington Jewelers In Petoskey Mi. and the owner of ‘Petoskey Yesterday’ A Tour Company Specializing in Hemingway Haunts and Northern Michigan’s Rich and Diverse History.  He is also an Avid Outdoorsman and Nature Photographer.

Thursday, April 19, “What’s Great about Gatsby” a lecture about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

Lecturer: Professor Vanessa Stauffer.  Professor Stauffer earned an MFA in Poetry and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston, where she held Cambor, Michener, and Krakow Poetry Seminar fellowships. She is the author of Cosmology, a chapbook of poetry, and her work has recently appeared in The Adroit JournalAmerican Literary Review, and Cincinnati Review. She is Special Lecturer in English at Oakland University, where she teaches introductory creative writing, poetry, and modern and American literature.  Please Click Here to register on-line