It's March, which means it's time for March Madness, which means it's time for a new CiRCE literature bracket! This year, we've pitted some of the greatest examples of children's literature up against each other. Thirty-two great children's books, five rounds, all leading to one champion. Or at least one most-favorite book? Either way, there's some hard choices ahead. Best to gear up.
Have you pondered joining a CiRCE Apprenticeship? Would you like to talk with someone who has? Join program director, Cathy Rape, on March 3rd at 8:00 pm EST, as she discusses this mentoring community with a recent graduate and a current apprentice. Time will be reserved at the end to answer questions.
Every summer we invite fifteen people to come spend a week with us in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. It's a time to recharge, discuss, and learn in community (and eat great food!)
Enjoy this glimpse of our time this past June. To learn more and sign-up for next year, click HERE.
Congratulations to each of the winners of our 2015 Lost Tools of Writing Essay Contest!
Thanks to Classical Conversations for helping sponsor this competition.
Join us for a night of contemplation and reflection in the May 2015 installment of our new CiRCE Free Lectures series. This month our academy headmaster and consulting director (and local pastor), Dr. Brian Phillips, will present a lecture entitled The Child is Grown, the Dream is Gone: Cultivating a Lifelong Moral Imagination.
Open to the public but space is limited.
The Piedmont Rennaissance Center, Downtown Concord, NC,
57 Union Street South, Concord, NC 28025
Time: 7:30 pm
The CiRCE Institute cordially invites you to a 4th of July Extravaganza Old-time Family Picnic! Join us for music, good food, old-timey kids games, kid-friendly fireworks, an old time softball game, a bonfire, and much more.
When: July 4th, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Hardin Farm, 4501 Gold Hill Road, Concord NC, 28025
And then there were two.
After four rounds of voting you have eliminated 30 of Shakespeare's plays leading to our final matchup: Hamlet vs Much Ado About Nothing.
Make your pick. Vote in the final round now.
Final Four results:
Hamlet defeated King Lear with 74% of the vote.
Much Ado About Nothing defeated Macbeth with 55% of the vote.
And then there were four.
After three rounds of voting, together we have have eliminated 28 of Shakespeare's plays and we're down to only Hamlet, King Lear (which won by only one vote over Henry V), Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth.
Vote now in the round 4 as we eliminate two more plays.
Round 3 results:
Hamlet defeated Twelfth Night with 78% of the vote.