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Discover Great Works This Summer at St. John’s College
Summer Classics: Take a learning vacation in Annapolis
FOR RELEASE: March 30, 2012
CONTACT: Gregory Shook, 410-626-2539
Arthur Frommer, noted travel guidebook writer and publisher, recommends Summer Classics at St. John’s College as “among the finest summer vacations that you might ever enjoy." To celebrate 75 years of the Program at St. John’s College, the week-long Summer Classics is being offered for the first time at the Annapolis campus. Open to participants of all ages and academic backgrounds, seminars encourage lively, in-depth, and highly participatory conversations about great works by Sophocles, Homer, Dostoevsky, Darwin, Euripides, and D.H. Lawrence. Each seminar is led by two members of the St. John’s faculty, called tutors.
Set in the heart of colonial Annapolis, historic St. John’s College is known for its long tradition of reading and discussing of great works beginning with the Greeks and continuing to the 20th century. St. John’s is located a few blocks from the Maryland State Capitol and is just a short walk from the scenic waterfront with its many shops, galleries, cafés, and restaurants; the campus is easily accessible to the cultural sites of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, offering antiquing, sailing, fishing, and other outdoor summer activities.
Summer Classics in Annapolis will be held on June 4 to June 8. Seminars meet daily and are held on weekday mornings and afternoons. Participants may register for either the morning or afternoon seminar or both.
To register: Visit Summer Classics page to register online, or call 410-626-2881. Tuition is $1,250 for each seminar. A discount is available to teachers; a multi-seminar discount is also available. Social activities, including an opening reception, morning mingles, a dinner, and a closing lunch are included in the tuition cost.
More information: Complete descriptions of all Summer Classics offerings, including faculty biographies, schedule and registration information, contact Molly Burnett at 410-626-2881 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Summer Classics page.