Curious Oyster Seminars is really about providing our seminarians an experience they simply cannot find elsewhere, the experience of discussing a book and finding within it a window through which they can view themselves, their lives, their dreams.
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Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) September 14, 2014
Providing the “experience of a lifetime” is a tall order but Curious Oyster Seminars does just that. Offering exclusive literary vacations in stunning locations, Curious Oyster Seminars takes its “seminarians” to a beautiful place where they discuss a book that was inspired by that location. Imagine reading Dostoevsky in Moscow, Kafka in Prague, or Virgil in Rome with a small group of interesting adults. Melissa Carl, Director of Curious Oyster Seminars, announces a new opportunity to encounter great works of literature and says the experience will change your life.
“Kafka wrote that ‘a book must be an axe for a frozen sea within us’ and I believe he meant that a book can speak to our deepest inner needs, that by reading a book we gain a perspective on how the world expresses itself within us,” says Carl. “Curious Oyster Seminars is really, at heart, about providing our seminarians an experience they simply cannot find elsewhere, the experience of discussing a book and finding within it a window through which they can view themselves, their lives, their dreams.”
But Curious Oyster Seminars’ vacations aren’t only about the books. Their new seminar, called “Justice Before the Mast: Melville’s maritime novellas in the South Pacific,” includes lavish meals, sumptuous accommodations in an exclusive adults-only resort, and private hikes and cultural excursions. Scheduled for June 2015 and held on Rarotonga, the main island of the Cook Island archipelago, this seminar promises swaying palm trees, coconut drinks, and an encounter with Melville’s taut and subtle maritime novellas.
Curious Oyster Seminars limits participation to 16 seminarians to preserve the intimacy of the experience and registration closes early. The deadline to register for “Justice Before the Mast” is January 05, 2015.
Curious Oyster Seminars provides opportunities for adults to encounter great works of philosophy, history, and literature in the locations that inspired the authors to pen those works. More rigorous than a book club and more intellectual than a luxury vacation, Curious Oyster Seminars combines the best of both: great books, tours, food, and wine. For more information, visit Curious Oyster Seminars on the web at http://www.curiousoysterseminars.com.