Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Alerting all Hemingway and Lezama Lima Fans: Literary Havana Trip with Tom Miller

Just received this note about a very interesting travel opportunity from widely-lauded travel writer and Cuba expert Tom Miller:

The third annual Literary Havana trip is now open for qualified applicants. The week (Jan. 6-13, 2013) touches on writers in Cuba, historical and contemporary (J. Martí, E. Hemingway) and includes a lively tertulia with Cuban poets and writers. Afro-Cuban history, from slavery to today, will be touched on, and there'll be visits to major art museums. Outside Havana, the group will visit the publishing house Ediciones Vigía in Matanzas. Finally, we’ll meet with a playwright and theater director and watch a play in rehearsal. Cuban music and street culture will surround you. To qualify: a documented background in the literary world and likelihood of disseminating observations gained. Details: contact Tom Miller (author of Trading With the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro’s Cuba) at, or by phone 520-325-3344 after 11 a.m. east coast time. (Participants will travel on a “Professional Researcher” license, under regs from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Treasury Dept.)

P.S. I'm about to read his latest,  Revenge of the Saguaro: Offbeat Travels through America's Southwest, which, given my current writing and podcasting project, I wish I'd already read! Y'all check out his book on Cuba, Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels through Castro's Cuba.

P.S.S. Don't know who is Lezama Lima? Read his wikipedia page here.