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Exploring Hemingway

WQPT PBS is proud to present Hemingway—A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Along with the documentary film, join us for a variety of engaging regional and national events.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the life and work of the legendary writer and his enduring influence on literature and culture. Explore more

Air Dates
Thursday | April 15, 22, & 29 at 9:00PM

Upcoming WQPT PBS Events


Tuesday, April 27 | 6:30PM CT


Mary V. Dearborn Discussion and Q&A

Join us for a special online preview screening of Hemingway—A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Following the screening, Mary V. Dearborn will discuss the documentary and answer audience questions. Ms. Dearborn is a Hemingway biographer and was featured in the Ken Burns film.

Everyone who attends will be entered to win a variety of prizes, including Mary Dearborn's Hemingway biography, a Google Home, and more.


Deadline: Monday, May 10


Get Lit for Hemingway Writing Contest

High school and community college students are invited to enter their writing for up to three of the six categories in the 3rd annual Get Lit contest, including a Hemingway Style Imitation category.

First, Second and third place prizes will be awarded for each category, and teacher sponsors may receive gifts as well.

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Conversations on Hemingway

Join 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. Learn more

Availability is limited. Viewers may register for multiple events. Once registered, you will receive a unique, nontransferable link to attend the virtual event. Learn more

About the Film

Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, examines the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography—a life lived at the ultimately treacherous nexus of art, fame, and celebrity—with carefully selected excerpts from his iconic short stories, novels, and non-fiction, the series reveals the brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and complicated man behind the myth, and the art he created.

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Hemingway is a production of Florentine Films and WETA.

Corporate funding for HEMINGWAY was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by the Annenberg Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and by ‘The Better Angels Society,’ and its members John & Leslie McQuown, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, John & Catherine Debs, The Fullerton Family Charitable Trust, the Kissick Family Foundation, Gail M. Elden, Gilchrist & Amy Berg, Robert & Beverly Grappone, Mauree Jane & Mark Perry; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS

'Hemingway' promotional design from an original photograph by Yousuf Karsh.