SHERIDAN — Award-winning author and Ucross writer-in-residence Sigrid Nunez will join editor and writer Darla Worden at the Sheridan Inn Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. for a reading celebrating the literary legacy of Ernest Hemingway in Wyoming.
The reading, co-hosted by Ucross and Sheridan College, is free and open to the public. The emcee for the evening will be writer and Ucross trustee Dorie McCullough Lawson.
A book signing and refreshments will follow the reading. The event is the third this year in “Explore Hemingway: Along Wyoming Highways,” a statewide, multi-year initiative celebrating the life and writing of Ernest Hemingway and exploring related historical and contemporary issues.
A former Sheridan resident and Sheridan High School graduate, Worden currently lives in Denver, where she is editor of Mountain Living magazine. She has published articles on Hemingway’s Wyoming connection and has been interviewed about the subject on Wyoming Public Radio. She is the founder of the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris, an annual writing workshop and literary tourism experience. For the workshop, Worden takes writers from around the world to Hemingway’s favorite Paris spots.
Nunez first came to Ucross as a writer-in-residence in 1997, when her novel “A Feather on the Breath of God” was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. She has written six additional novels. A resident of New York City, Nunez has taught at universities including Columbia and Princeton.
The “Explore Hemingway” series — including the Worden and Nunez reading — is sponsored by a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: “Creating Humanities Communities along Wyoming’s Hemingway Highway,” which was received by Sheridan College in partnership with the Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research and Ucross.