Joan Silber smiling at the camera

Lowell Lecture

PEN/Hemingway Award Celebration

Date & Time

May 5, 2024 at 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


John F. Kennedy Library
Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125
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Seán Hemingway and Joan Silber

Presenting Organization

John F. Kennedy Library


The Arts


Kennedy Library Forums (, 617-514-1643)

Seán Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, honors finalists for the 2024 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel at this celebration. Award-winning author Joan Silber delivers the keynote address. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway’s personal papers. This program is co-presented with The International Hemingway Foundation and Society.