Author Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D., talks about her book ‘Influencing Hemingway’ at Vail library |

Author Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D., talks about her book ‘Influencing Hemingway’ at Vail library

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“Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work," by Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D.
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What: “Influencing Hemingway,” with author Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D.

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.

Cost: Free

More information: Contact Liz Willhoff at 970-479-2190 or

VAIL — Author Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D., will be at the Vail Public Library on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss her book “Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work.” The book was inspired by Sindelar’s background in teaching.

“As a former English teacher at Hemingway’s alma mater, Oak Park and River Forest High School, I first explored Ernest’s high school years as a means of engaging my students in his novels,” Sindelar said. “I studied Ernest’s yearbooks, his high school writing and even met some of his former teachers.

“Together, my students and I learned that the man who became an international literary figure and sports legend also was an avid reader, a high school athlete, the editor of the school’s newspaper, contributor to the literary magazine and that he played the cello in the school’s orchestra and participated in the school play.”

After additional research, including trips to France, Switzerland and Cuba, “Influencing Hemingway” was written as a modest attempt to document how Hemingway’s early years and the people and places he was drawn to in his adult life contributed to his thoughts, actions and writing.

Sindelar has spent more than 30 years in education as a teacher, administrator, university professor and consultant and has published numerous articles and three books on educational topics. Using her background as a board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and her experience as a teacher of “Hemingway: The Man, The Writer, The Legend, Sindelar” has made many popular presentations about the life and work of Ernest Hemingway.

In June, 2011, 2013 and 2015, she presented at the International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Cuba; in 2014 and 2015, she spoke at the American Literature Association Conferences in Washington, D.C., and Boston; and in June 2014, she spoke at the Hemingway Society Conference in Venice, Italy. In September 2014, she was the keynote speaker at the Hemingway Celebration in Sun Valley, Idaho; and in February 2015, she spoke at the American Library in Paris. Sindelar also has owned a house in Colorado for more than 20 years and is an avid skier.

Stop by the library to receive a 20 percent off coupon for this title at The Bookworm of Edwards, and bring your copy of the book to the event for signing.

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