KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — A California community college professor won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition as part of Key West’s Hemingway Days.READ MORE: 'Hidden Worlds': An immersive voyage into deepest oceans & mesmerizing mangroves through state-of-the-art technology
The annual festival celebrates the late author Ernest Hemingway.
A story titled “Between My Ribs,” written by Riba Taylor of Palm Springs, was announced Friday night as the best of 857 American and international entries.READ MORE: Haiti's contributions to South Florida in full display at Haitian Heritage Month Art Exhibition
Lorian Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, said Taylor displayed profound empathy in her story about a woman who lost her lover, a life reclaimed and the power of memory.
The six-day Hemingway Days festival includes Saturday’s whimsical Running of the Bulls and the finals of the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest’ at Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
Among the look-alike contest’s 122 contestants is Michael Groover, husband of celebrity cook Paula Deen, who is in Key West with her spouse.MORE NEWS: Gov. Ron DeSantis signs property insurance, condo safety reforms into law
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