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Hemingway's grandson to lead Walloon Lake Writers Retreat/April 13-16, 2023.

By Emily Bingham |

WALLOON LAKE, MICH. -- The grandson of literary giant Ernest Hemingway will lead a special retreat in Northern Michigan this spring aimed at guiding writers in honing their craft. Writer and journalist John Patrick Hemingway is to be the special guest and moderator at the second annual Walloon Lake Writers Retreat, a three-day event offering “an inspiring, intimate and collaborative setting for those seeking stimulation and ideas for their literary works,” according to organizers. The retreat will be held April 13-16 at Hotel Walloon in Walloon Lake, the Northern Michigan village where Ernest Hemingway spent his summers as a child. Retreat highlights include talks and writing leadership sessions lead by John Patrick Hemingway and other published writers, a guided caravan tour of nearby Hemingway locales hosted by the Michigan Hemingway Society, access to unique locations around Walloon Lake for private writing time, a group dinner, networking and collaboration, and more. For package details and reservation information, contact Hotel Walloon at

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