Havana, Jun 17. -The Ernest Hemingway International Symposium opened Thursday at the Ambos Mundos Hotel in Havana, where the author lived on several occasions, attended by some 95 specialists and researchers from seven countries.
Director of the National Cultural Heritage Council, Margarita Ruiz, welcomed the participants, who for four days will exchange experiences and discuss various aspects of the life and work of the late Nobel laureate.
The exhibition "On behalf of Papa Hemingway" was inaugurated at the Salon del Monte of the Ambos Mundos Hotel, with paintings and sculptures by artists Andrés Díaz Roque and Eduardo Covo, as well as 40 photographs, some unpublished, donated by the JF Kennedy Foundation to Finca Vigia, the house where Hemingway lived in Cuba.
The collection reflects a universal and contemporary Hemingway, curator Inaury Portuondo told Prensa Latina.
In the afternoon session the participants toured historic sites of Old Havana, where the writer left his mark on places like El Floridita bar.
The colloquium is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the death of the writer and of the handing over of Finca Vigia in Cuba, and 85th anniversary of the publication of his novel "Fiesta". (Prensa Latina)