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Every now and then it's worth revisiting people and places that have been overlooked or ignored for awhile. Take, for example, the southernmost point in the United States, Key West. Once a remote hideaway for writers and musicians, Key West is now a routine stop for cruise ship organizations and road-trippers, but that literary history is still there for those who seek it out.

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KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The flourishing Key West literary community that dates back to Ernest Hemingway’s 10-year residence is to be celebrated July 19-24 during Hemingway Days 2011. Literary highlights include the culmination of the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, directed by author and Hemingway granddaughter Lorian Hemingway, and other events honoring Ernest’s creative legacy and
KEY WEST, Florida Keys — For more than 30 years, internationally renowned playwright Tennessee Williams lived in a modest cottage on a quiet Key West street. The centennial anniversary of Williams’ March 26 birth is currently being celebrated in the island city, with events honoring his literary prowess, passion for painting and enjoyment of the Key West lifestyle.

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