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The Literary Society at Garrison Institute: A Weekend Retreat

The Literary Society at Garrison Institute

A Literary Society retreat for members designed to discuss the 900-page biography of Alain Locke with time for quiet enjoyment and group activities.

The Literary Society member's weekend retreat underscores a commitment to the canon of literary works by writers of the African diaspora in careful discussion and study of The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart, winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. 

Integral to suspending regular routine is the insight gained from a change of pace.  While the weekend will be programmed with three book discussion sessions there will be ample time to find a quiet place of your own, walk a trail(s), and enjoy the camaraderie of just being.  Other group activities include yoga, meditation, labyrinth walk, staged play reading, and movie night.  The Garrison Institute, picturesque and peaceful in the midst of nature's landscape, provides the perfect setting for a weekend of readers and thinkers.

This is a private retreat, open only to members of the Literary Society. Please email Lana Turner at with questions.

9/20/2019 3:00 PM - 9/22/2019 2:00 PM
Garrison Institute Route 9D At Glenclyffe Garrison, NY 10524

Pricing Information

Registration OptionFee
Commuter Rate (no bedroom)$180.00
Double Room$280.00
Single Room$330.00
Fees Include
These costs include room and board only. Please be in touch with the group regarding any additional program fees.

Late Registration Fee

Online registration for this event will close the day before the start of the retreat. Late registrations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis; there is a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy

This policy applies only to retreats for which Garrison Institute collected registration fees directly from guests. For cancellations made at least a week in advance of the start of the retreat, we assess a $65 cancellation fee. For cancellations made within a week of the event, in addition to the $65 processing fee, we will assess a fee of $40 per day for the length of the retreat to cover our direct costs for food, which will have already been ordered. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made after 4pm the day before the start of a retreat.

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