What a relaxing, serene and fun get away these "literary retreats" are! It's all about the literary retreats and here are some that you may want to book next year!
*Ernest Hemingway Home
Key West, FL*
Built in 1931, the Hemingway Home was the residence of one of the greatest authors of the 20th century. In the 30 years he spent here, Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his most profound prose including Green Hills of Africa, To Have and Have Not, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
The majestic Spanish Colonial style home, now open to the public, still houses scores of cats and kittens, the direct descendants of Hemingway's nearly 50 cats.
*The Dickinson Homestead
Emily Dickinson spent almost her entire life at the homestead, rarely venturing past its stone walls. In her lifetime she wrote almost 2,000 poems, though only a handful were published while she was alive. Today, visitors can walk through the house and garden where Dickinson spent her days writing.
*Mark Twain House
Hartford, CT*Now a national landmark, Mark Twain lived at this house in Connecticut from 1874 to 1891. Tours are available of the 19-room mansion where he wrote his most famous works including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
If you find yourself in Salinas, Califonia you can eat lunch in the house where Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden were written. The Steinbeck House, a restored Victorian home where Steinbeck spent his childhood, has been converted into a luncheon café with revenues going to support local charities.
*Jane Austen Weekends
The Governor's House in Hyde Park
Hyde Park, VT*
Imagine a literary retreat that will slip you quietly back into Regency England in a beautiful old mansion where Jane herself would feel at home. Share your thoughts at a book discussion of Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility or Emma and how the movies stand up to the books. For all the Jane Austen devoteés this literary retreat is sure to please.
By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio