On July 23, in Paris, France, Ms. Blume will appear at the XVIII International Hemingway Conference, hosted by The American University of Paris.
Between 10 AM and 1 PM, Ms. Blume will give a presentation with Valerie Hemingway at the PEN/Hemingway fundraiser inside the Salon Gustave Eiffel of the Eiffel Tower. Ms. Hemingway was Ernest Hemingway’s assistant in the late 1950s and accompanied the Nobel Prize-winning author in 1959 as he toured his old haunts from 1920s Paris, reliving that chapter of his life and fact-checking his manuscript for A Moveable Feast.
Ms. Blume wrote a Town & Country cover story recounting Ms. Hemingway’s experience, and the two women retraced the 1959 Paris odyssey throughout Paris. On July 23, they will recount highlights from their trip and Ms. Hemingway’s recollections of Hemingway during the final years of his life.