New England Spring Retreat

Women Under Duress

A SPRING RETREAT SPONSORED BY

THE NEW ENGLAND GREAT BOOKS COUNCIL

WISDOM HOUSE, LITCHFIELD, CT

APRIL 28-30, 2017

 

Please join us for our second annual Spring Retreat at Wisdom House.  Our theme in this retreat constitutes a literary portrayal, from past to present, of women’s lack of societal power and secondary social status.

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom House is a retreat and conference center on 70 quiet country acres in the foothills of the Berkshires in Northwest Connecticut.  Please explore their website for details on the property: www.wisdomhouse.org. The quiet, comfortable bedrooms at  Wisdom House offer charming country views.  The rooms are dormitory-style with shared bathrooms and are accessible by elevator.  Tasty, healthy meals are prepared by a chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America.  Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate dietary requests, and refrigerators are available for any food items your special diet requires.  The Wisdom House does not serve alcoholic beverages, so it’s strictly BYOB. 

The cost per person for the Spring Retreat is $375.00 single occupancy, $335.00 double, and includes 2 nights accommodations, 6 meals,  books and group discussions, and our simple festivities.  Commuter rates are available for those who would rather stay at a local inn or B&B. Please email us for details.  Cancellation policy:  Your refund request will be honored, less a $60.00 charge for books and mailing, if postmarked by March 15, 2017.  Please return the form below and  your check payable to New England Great Books Council to:

Alexis DesRoches, 112 Willow Springs Drive, Apt. 104, Farmington, ME  04938

FMI:   Roberta Tansman at 203-621-4417 or rtansman@gmail.com

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Name(s):_______________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________________    _____________________________________________________

Email:   ________________________________   Phone:_____________

Single Room:________    Double Room:_______     Rooming with: _____________________

Special Requests (if possible): ________________________________________________

DEPOSIT ENCLOSED: ____________$235.00 per person/Single Occupancy for ___ person(s)

____________$195.00 per person/Double Occupancy for ___ persons

Make check payable to New England Great Books Council and mail with this form to the address above.  You may pay your balance due at arrival by CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND BUT DO NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL TRY TO GIVE YOU CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OTHER ATTENDEES IN YOUR AREA WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU A RIDE.

 

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