July 24: To Have and Have Another With Papa: The Life and Times (and Cocktails) of Ernest Hemingway (with Philip Greene)
Wednesday, July 24
In addition to being one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway lived a big, bold, adventurous life: from spending summers in Northern Michigan to fighting in World War I to living in Paris during the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s to visiting places as far flung as Key West, Cuba, and Africa.
One could say that Hemingway traveled globally and drank locally. In an engaging talk, attorney and writer Philip Greene will examine the life, prose, travels, and adventures of Hemingway through the lens of his favorite drinks, watering holes, and drinking buddies, including an expanded look at his time in Paris.
Greene will be selling and signing copies of his books on Hemingway and cocktail history. This talk is co-sponsored by Traverse City Whiskey, Papa’s Pilar Rum, and the Hemingway Rum Co.
Philip Greene is an award-winning cocktail writer and historian with two other books to his credit: The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail (Sterling, 2016) and A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris (Penguin Random House, 2018). He is also a contributing author for the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails (2019). Beyond his credits in the field of libations, Phil is the Trademark Counsel for the U.S. Marine Corps and served as the Internet NZ Senior Research Fellow in Cyberlaw while teaching Internet and intellectual property law at Victoria Univ. School of Law in New Zealand. He and his family have fallen in love with Leelanau and will build a home in Northport in the coming years.