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Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

339 N Oak Park AvenueOak Park, IL 60302 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park fosters understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature. Its mission reflects the Foundation's belief in the importance of the written word and the value of thoughtful reading and writing.

Description

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park (EHFOP) is a literary arts and educational organization. The Foundation’s mission and objectives strive to preserve, educate and explore the creative excellence embodied in the life and writing of Ernest Hemingway. In providing opportunities for students, scholars, and visitors to better understand the personal goals and influences affecting Hemingway, the Foundation enables students, scholars and other visitors to experience what it means to be a disciplined writer influenced by local and world events, as well as personal cultural values. In addition to honoring the past, we also dedicate ourselves to the present and future, by striving to support writers and artists of all kinds, to hear their stories, to collectively engage both artists and audiences in serving as a community cornerstone.

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