KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Kosciusko Literacy Services is hosting the Fifteenth Annual Author Dinner The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway at Noa Noa Wood Grill and Sushi Bar in Warsaw at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.
Professor Elliot Engel will illuminate the life and writings of Hemingway. Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) is regarded as a great American novelist with works including A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. His work as a young journalist molded his succinct writing style of simple declarative sentences. Hemingway’s World War I experiences as an ambulance driver on the Italian front shaped A Farewell to Arms. Following the war, Hemingway was a member of the “Lost Generation” and lived as an American expatriate in Paris. Learning to fish and hunt from his father, Hemingway’s adventures included big-game hunting, bullfighting, and deep-sea fishing. These adventures were themes in many of his literary works.
With his witty and insightful speaking style, Dr. Engel is the quintessential teacher as he combines education and entertainment. Engel is the educator everyone wishes to have leading the path to learning. Facilitated by Kosciusko Literacy Services, Plant the Seed! Read 2017 book selection features Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. Dr. Engel will also be lecturing on Hemingway at area high schools.
The dinner raises much needed funds to provide literacy services. For tickets or for information on sponsoring the event, call (574) 267-5380. More sponsors are necessary to make this event successful.
Current sponsors for the Author Dinner are the Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, The Papers Inc. and NIPSCO. The silent auction will feature vacation packages, and items donated by Smith Appliance of Warsaw, Penguin Point, the Fort Wayne Tincaps, the Indianapolis Colts, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, the Chicago Cubs, the South Bend Cubs and the Indiana Fever.
The Kosciusko Literacy Services Board of Directors invites you to support the effort to increase economic stability for all residents of our community by increasing literacy levels. Dr. Engel always packs the house, so make your arrangements early.