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The Canyon Ranch Literary Escape

THE CANYON RANCH LITERARY ESCAPE

March 8-11, 2018

 

This event is currently SOLD OUT, but you are welcome to join our waiting list! E-mail us at info@literaryaffairs.net for more information.

Join book group guru Julie Robinson and Bestselling author Dani Shapiro for an intimate weekend focused on books and reading at Canyon Ranch in Tucson.

Enjoy this exclusive book club weekend, which will include an optional day trip to The Tucson Festival of Books, plus the practically limitless pleasures and possibilities of Canyon Ranch health resort, a favorite of savvy travelers for more than 30 years. Don’t miss this incredible weekend getaway at the loveliest time of the year in scenic Southern Arizona!

Three, Four and, Five Night Packages Available.

For details and reservations, contact info@literaryaffairs.net.

Your stay at Canyon Ranch in Tucson includes:

  • Gracious accommodations
  • Three gourmet meals daily, plus always-available healthy snacks
  • Allowance for spa, sports and integrative wellness services (depending on length of stay)
  • More than 40 fitness classes and activities daily
  • Unlimited access to truly incredible facilities
  • Transfers to and from Tucson International Airport, or complimentary valet parking
  • The kindness, warmth and expertise of our caring staff

3-NIGHT PACKAGE

DELUXE SINGLE – $3,110
with $320 service allowance per person

DELUXE DOUBLE – $2,550
with $320 service allowance per person

4-NIGHT PACKAGE

DELUXE SINGLE – $4,230
with $640 service allowance per person

DELUXE DOUBLE – $3,450
with $640 service allowance per person

5-NIGHT PACKAGE

DELUXE SINGLE – $5,120
with $640 service allowance per person

DELUXE DOUBLE – $4,160
with $640 service allowance per person

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Hourglass, Devotion, Still Writing, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Family History and Black & White. She is also a beloved teacher of writing. She leads popular workshops at universities and retreats around the world, incorporating meditation into the creative process. Dani was the subject of an hour-long interview by Oprah on “Super Soul Sunday.” She is the cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time–abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning–a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.

What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves for all time when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love in the face of the unexpected, in the face of disappointment and compromise–how do we wrest beauty from imperfection, find grace in the ordinary, desire what we have rather than what we lack? Drawing on literature, poetry, philosophy, and theology, Shapiro writes gloriously of the joys and challenges of matrimonial life, in a luminous narrative that unfurls with urgent immediacy and sharp intelligence. Artful, intensely emotional work from one of our finest writers.