Great Books Council of San Francisco

Great Books in the Gold Country

Since 2010 we've held annual Gold Country mini-retreats in beautiful Auburn, CA, nestled in the Sierra foothills. Like our mini-retreats in San Francisco and Calistoga, this is a one-day event that combines discussion of a book with a screening of a related film. There is a small charge, and lunch is provided.

On May 13, 2017 we'll convene at the Auburn Municipal Airport to discuss Anne-Marie O'Connor's:

Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

After lunch we'll view the film adaptation, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Two ways to register:

For further information and to register by mail, please download the event flyer by clicking here.

or... to register online using PayPal or a credit card, please click here.

Questions? Please contact the event registrar, Donna Reynolds, at 1133 Ravine View Drive, Roseville, CA 95661, or by phone at (916) 797-8561.

In previous years, the Gold Country Mini-Retreat has featured discussions of I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Invictus by John Carlin, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson, John Adams by David McCullough, Longitude by Dava Sobel, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, along with their film adaptations.

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