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August 4, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
One Book Wyoming: "In Our Time" by Ernest Hemingway • Charles Fournier, Hemingway Historian to
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One Book Wyoming: Charles Fournier to discuss "In Our Time" by Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Campbell County Public Library is joining libraries across Wyoming encouraging everyone to participate in One Book Wyoming and read "In Our Time" (1925) by Ernest Hemingway. Seventy-five free read-and-pass-along copies of Hemingway's book of short stories will be circulating our county. Pick up a book from your libraries in Gillette and Wright, Big Lost Meadery, City Brew, K's Koffee, The Local, and Pizza Carrello. Kicking off CCPL's One Book Wyoming events is writer, teacher, and Hemingway historian Charles Fournier.

One Book Wyoming, a state-wide program sponsored by the Wyoming State Library, is in conjunction with Sheridan College and Wyoming Humanities’ multi-year National Endowment for the Humanities grant “Creating Humanities Communities along the Hemingway Highway.” 

Charles Fournier earned his Masters Degree in Literature from the University of Wyoming. Inspired by the Nobel Prize-winning author known for his controversial life, this One Book Wyoming presentation will explore Hemingway’s first major publication, In Our Time. Hemingway’s personal experiences with nature, war, trauma, and hyper-masculinity seep into his short stories. By looking at Hemingway’s life in relation to his writing, we will be able to see why Hemingway and his works are still worth digging into today.

Fournier writes and teaches a variety of topics from English to dancing to fire-making, most of them in association with East High School, Laramie County Community College, or the University of Wyoming. During his masters’ studies, he focused on Hemingway’s writing and his construction of persona. Fournier’s work has appeared in Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies and at a handful of international literary conferences. His favorite Hemingway quote, currently, is from the short story Indian Camp: “In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die.”

CCPL One Book Wyoming events:
•Charles Fournier, Hemingway Historian Tuesday, August 4, 6:30pm
•Duffy Hudson, Living History as Hemingway Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm
•Book Discussions, 6pm
-@CCPL :Tuesday, August 18
-Via Zoom: Wednesday, August 19

This event is sponsored by Wyoming State Library and Wyoming Humanitiies. CCPL’s One Book Wyoming events are paid for with partial funding from Wyoming Humanities.