Summer Institute: A Literary Retreat on Virgil's Aeneid

Jun 4, 2017 to Jun 9, 2017
Chetola Resort | Blowing Rock, NC

At CiRCE we believe that learning is best done in community and in a setting that supports energetic conversation. That’s why every summer for more than a decade we’ve hosted our annual summer conference, each year a contemplation of a new theme. It’s also why we’ve consistently promoted a communal aspect to teaching the Lost Tools of Writing, with tools like our LTW Mentor Yahoo! group. It’s why we attend and host as many conventions and workshops as we can.

And it’s why we’re glad to announce the third annual CiRCE Summer Institute, a weeklong immersion into the books that lead us to what David Hicks called, “Streams too deep for taint.”

Hosted by the beautiful Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC and led by Andrew Kern, this discussion-based retreat is offered to just fifteen participants who will discuss intensely a single Great Book each year.

In 2017 that book is Virgil's masterpiece, The Aeneid. 

Join us as we discuss one of the world’s greatest books in one of the country’s most beautiful spots.

For more information on this retreat, please see the links to the right. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Note: registration is all-inclusive  and includes lodging, all breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, and two evening feasts.