Homer’s Odyssey in Greece

This travel study was first run 1 to 8 May 2018, and is currently on offer for May 2020. We are excited to expand the studies by offering retreats that place participants in locales that reflect and expand the literature. By taking participants to beautiful places,...

Javier Marías’ A Heart So White in Valencia

“Once you’ve finished a novel, what happened in it is of little importance and soon forgotten. What matters are the possibilities and ideas that the novel’s imaginary plot communicates to us and infuses us with.”   from Infatuations by Javier Marais   This...

Reading the Body Retreat in the Swiss Alps

Toby Brothers and Ann Moradian join forces once again, with Reading the Body, an embodied five-day literary retreat in the idyllic setting of Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. This retreat will be enjoyable for anyone looking to immerse in...

William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair in Portugal

This Salon travel study was offered September 17 & 18 2017 Listed as the 14th best novel in Guardian’s 100 Best Novels: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/23/william-thackeray-vanity-fair-100-best-novels. From Good Reads reviewer John Purcell : “Make...

Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse–St Ives Weekend Study

“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck...

Virginia Woolf’s The Waves–St Ives Weekend Study

“Thus when I come to shape here at this table between my hands the story of my life and set it before you as a complete thing, I have to recall things gone far, gone deep, sunk into this life or that and become part of it; dreams, too, things surrounding me, and...
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