MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 19, 2021) — WQPT presents a variety of outreach activities in conjunction with the new Ken Burns documentary Hemingway. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography with excerpts from his writing, we will see beyond the façade of the public image, becoming intimately familiar with this brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and egocentric man.

Beginning February 23, you can log on to and join Conversations on “Hemingway: A Virtual Event Series.” These conversations feature the filmmakers and special guests as they explore the writer’s art and legacy. The hour-long discussions feature clips from the upcoming three-part series.

Availability is limited. Viewers may register for multiple events. Once registered, you will receive a unique, nontransferable link to attend the virtual event. Topics to be covered include:

February 23     Hemingway and childhood at 6PM CST

February 25     Hemingway, Journalism and War at 6PM CST

March 2           Hemingway and the natural world at 6PM CST

March 4           Hemingway and Celebrity at 7PM CST

March 9           Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba at 6PM CST

March 11         Hemingway, Gender and Identity at 6PM CST

March 16         Hemingway the Author at 6PM CST

March 18         Hemingway and Biography at 6PM CST

March 24         Hemingway and Women 6PM CST

Local outreach, which includes Hemingway at the Drive-In, A Cuban Inspired Meal with a Side of Hemingway, a Hemingway-themed Trivia Night, and a discussion with Hemingway biographer Mary V Dearborn are scheduled in March and April. The documentary will air on WQPT in April.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University.

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