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Weekend Retreat

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The Prindle Institute for Ethics

2961 West County Road 225 South

Greencastle, IN 46135

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Join us for our second Weekend Retreat at the Prindle Institute for a two-day deep dive into The Year We Left Home.

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The Weekend Retreat brings together passionate readers, curious Hoosiers and humanities experts for a two-day deep dive into our One State / One Story selection, The Year We Left Home. See pictures and read about the 2018 retreat here.

The fun begins on Friday evening with a kick-off keynote lecture, followed by a cocktail hour and dinner party inspired by the book. On Saturday, we’ll enjoy a full day of stimulating talks exploring the literary and historical contexts of the novel, break-out book discussions, and plenty more themed snacks and drinks. Teachers and librarians are able to earn CEU/LEU credits.

The Year We Left Home offers a complex view of urban, rural and suburban experiences in the American Midwest. Beginning in Iowa in 1973, the novel follows the Erickson family through the many changes affecting American life at the end of the twentieth century. From city rooftops to country farms, college campuses to small-town main streets, the characters in Thompson’s novel search for fulfillment and happiness in an ever-changing, often alienating country. The story asks us to consider the enduring, uniting power of place—why we choose or are forced to leave and when we decide to come home.

Visit Putnam County is a proud sponsor of Weekend Retreat 2020.

PROGRAM AND PRICING

Over the course of two days, you’ll hear talks and participate in conversations with humanities scholars, passionate readers and curious Hoosiers. Every detail has been carefully curated by the Indiana Humanities team to create an unforgettably fun, intellectually rich experience. Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Jennifer Smith of Franklin College, Dr. Pamela Riney-Kehrberg of Iowa State University, Dr. Andy Oler of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jackie Swihart of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Liz Brownlee of the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition.

Check-in begins at 4pm on Friday, March 27 with a welcome and keynote to follow at 5pm. On Saturday, March 28 the program will run from approximately 9am to 4pm.

Two ticket options are available. A full ticket ($125) includes all activities and meals for Friday and Saturday. We also offer a Saturday-only ticket ($65). (Receive a 10% discount if you register by Dec. 31 | $112.50 or $58.50.) Your registration price includes:

• A copy of The Year We Left Home

• Welcome packet including supplementary background readings

• Signature One State / One Story swag

• Cocktails throughout the weekend

The Year We Left Home-themed dinner party on Friday evening (full ticket only)

• Breakfast and coffee on Saturday morning

• Lunch on Saturday

• CEUs for teachers/LEUs for librarians

VENUE & LODGING

All Weekend Retreat activities will take place at DePauw University’s Prindle Institute for Ethics in Greencastle, Indiana. For those staying overnight, lodging must be booked separately. A room block has been reserved at The Inn at DePauw (2 West Seminary Street, Greencastle) and the Holiday Inn Express Cloverdale (1017 N. Main Street , Cloverdale, Indiana 46120). To make a reservation at The Inn at DePauw, call 765-658-1000 and mention the Weekend Retreat. To make a reservation at the Holiday Inn Express Cloverdale, use block code WKR. To get a room in the block, reservations for both locations must be made by February 27,2020. Additional local lodging options are listed on the Visit Putnam County website.

QUESTIONS

Contact Leah Nahmias, director of programs and community engagement at Indiana Humanities (lnahmias@indianahumanities.org / 317-616-9804).

ABOUT INDIANA HUMANITIES

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org

ABOUT ONE STATE / ONE STORY

One State / One Story invites Hoosiers to engage deeply with a book as part of a statewide conversation tied to our current theme. In 2020, as part of INseparable, we’re reading Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation, please email Claire Mauschbaugh at cmauschbaugh@indianahumanities.org.

Indiana Humanities takes photos and video at its events. These photos and video may appear on the Indiana Humanities website and in promotional materials. Your attendance at this event indicates your consent to have your image photographed, videotaped, and your permission to be interviewed, if appropriate.

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