Baseball Fiction: The Cactus League in Grapefruit Country

Featured03nov6:00 pm7:00 pmBaseball Fiction: The Cactus League in Grapefruit CountryHermitage Artist Retreat, 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 342236:00 pm - 7:00 pm AreaEnglewoodTypeBook PresentationCost$5 per person registration Fee

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“Baseball Fiction: The Cactus League in Grapefruit Country” Featuring Hermitage Fellow Emily Nemens, Friday, November 3, 6 pm:

Hermitage Fellow and former Hermitage curator Emily Nemens reads from and discusses her acclaimed debut novel, The Cactus League. Anchored by expert knowledge of baseball’s inner workings, the novel is a propulsive and deeply human story that captures the Arizona half of spring training (with many similarities and some notable differences to Florida’s own pre-season baseball). Nemens’ is a strange desert world that is both exciting and unforgiving, where the most crucial games are the ones played off the field. Before penning this New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Nemens spent a decade as editor of notable literary publications, including The Paris Review, which won the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Award for Fiction under her tenure, and The Southern Review. Presented in partnership with Sarasota County Libraries and Ringling College of Art and Design as part of the Off the Page Literary Festival. Registration is required at ($5/person registration fee). Hermitage Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Rd., Englewood, FL 34223



November 3, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Hermitage Artist Retreat, 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

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