Johnston Summer Seminar 2014
June 27 - July 4
|Johnston is delighted to announce the next in our growing series of
summer alumni seminars led by Johnston-connected faculty, past and
present. This year’s week-long gathering, led by Bill McDonald, focuses
on Lawrence Durrell’s interrelated set of four novels, The Alexandria
Quartet (1957-60), set mostly in Egypt before, during and after Word War
II. The choice of the Quartet began with several alums from earlier
seminars lobbying for its pleasures and challenges as a perfect subject
for Johnston’s “unsolitary readers” across the decades. Bill agreed to
head up the effort, and we’re ready to make it happen.
The seminar will take place at the famous California conference center,
Asilomar, on the ocean near Monterey, from the evening of Friday, June
27 to the morning of July 4th, 2014. We must limit enrollment to twenty
in order to keep seminar dynamics, and nearly half of those places are
already spoken for, so if you are interested, please contact Bill soon.
We’re setting a deadline of JANUARY 25, 2014, for a $400 per person deposit. The daily cost includes full board, a $10 per day
facility fee, food service charges and taxes, and access to the many
“extras” Asilomar offers. The Center is picking up the considerable
expense of our meeting room, and several other smaller necessities, so
the room/board charge, transportation aside, will be your full outlay.
We may well be able to add more people after that date, but it will
depend on what rooms are still available. If you’re committed to coming,
and depositing by that date creates intractable problems for you,
please let Bill know.
There will be some limited scholarship help, much of it donated by alums
themselves, for participants, especially recent alums, who want to join
and need assistance. Again, contact Bill for particulars.
|Singles: $247.07 a day, $1729.49 for the week
Doubles: $159.72 per person, $1118.04 per person for the week
View the full pamphlet here.
Contact Bill McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org