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Summer Literature Soirée

Dear Readers,

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I am very excited to announce that at the end of this month I’ll be hosting a Summer Literature Soirée here in my home in San Luis Obispo!  The topics I intend to cover will include: best books for summer reading, abridged vs. unabridged classics, literary analysis of children’s books, and I’ll also present a session I gave recently at the Great Homeschool Convention entitled “Homeschooling with Passion and Creativity.”  This is a look at a number of famous individuals whose education was anything but normal, but who were able to thrive because of the ways in which literature and history captured and inspired them. Also, if there is something you’d really like covered please let me know and I’ll see what I can do! I’ll also leave plenty of time for discussion, sharing and getting acquainted!  The cost will be $25 (bring a sack lunch) or $30 if you’d like lunch provided for you.

Since space is limited in my home, I will only be able to accommodate 25 of you, dear friends! So if you’d like to participate, please register here

as soon as possible. So here are the specifics:

Rea’s Summer Literature Soirée

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Place: 1306 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Time: 9:30 am–3:30 pm (this will include a working lunch where we’ll have fun with literary and art analysis of children’s books–a favorite of the last seminar!)

Looking forward to seeing you!

6 thoughts on “Summer Literature Soirée

  1. I have attended several of Rea’s literature workshops and every time, I left feeling wholly inspired, challenged and encouraged! The group literary analysis exercises are especially effective, and we laugh our way through every one of them! Rea has the exceptional knack of explaining concepts (like “intertextuality”) in ways that encourage many of us participants to have “a-ha” moments right there in the workshop! I feel so blessed to be geographically close to her home base to take advantage of her seminars. But even if you’re not as lucky, it’s worth every mile you’ll drive/fly/hitch-hike to be part of any of her workshops. I credit her with teaching me how to really read, and now I am able to give that gift to my three children (and husband)! Infinite cheers for Rea Berg, her contagious passion for literature and Beautiful Feet Books!

  2. I am still soaring high on excitement after attending Rea’s Literature Workshop this past weekend. What a wonderful way to spend a day… listening to Rea explain the importance of giving our children an education that is full of creativity and passion, meeting new friends that share your desire, and learning about literary analysis! It was amazing and fun, too!! I have been using Beautiful Feet Books since my now Sophomore in high school was four! I have been so thankful and blessed by these book. I wanted something more for my kids than I received in my education, and Beautiful Feet was that answer. All 7 of my kids have a LOVE for learning and reading and history. They enjoy these books so much. I am looking forward to diving into the summer’s reading list that was given to us by Rea! I hope to return to another one of her workshops, and I hope to meet many more new friends! Be sure to check one of these out. I promise you will come away encouraged and ready to tackle the next school year with passion and creativity!

  3. What a delightful Saturday with Rea this was! I learned so much, especially about the many illustrators who are such an important part of children’s books. The day left me even more excited and encouraged about my upcoming homeschool year – brimming with great books both for my kids and myself. I have always enjoyed hearing Rea speak, but this was a particularly wonderful and intimate setting. Thank you Rea!

  4. After attending Rea’s Literature Soiree, I have a deeper appreciation for Beautiful Feet Books. Not having any experience with literary analysis, I was not sure what to expect but immediately found myself soaking in all of Rea’s literary wisdom that was simple, inspiring and not daunting. Once your able to spend time listening to Rea’s passion for all the beauty that is within well written books, you gain an understanding to the endless amount of power that is held within the pages of good literature. Rea has a remarkable gift to inspire you to choose the right kind of children’s literature that will shape your children’s hearts, and your own, towards well-told and well-conceived stories. In one day, I learned more about literary analysis that will remain with me than I ever did in the 12 years I spent in private school! “Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is praiseworthy – think about such things ” (Phil 4:5). Rea’s Literature Soiree can be described as all these things, it is a valuable day not to be missed! I am inspired, renewed and excited to continue into our next year of homeschooling.

  5. Attending Rea’s Literature Soiree was the first of its kind for me – turning out to be one of the highlights of my year! ”Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things” (Phil 4:8) Rea’s passion for literature encompasses all these qualities. Rea has a gift for capturing your heart to discover the beauty held within well-written books, passionately guiding you to selecting and reading literary works that stay with our children (and us) their entire lives. I LOVED the literary and art analysis of children’s books, too – fun, engaging and insightful! Inspired and excited to continue our next year of homeschooling! Looking forward to returning to another extraordinary day with Rea and friends!

  6. What a wonderful day this was! Here I am, almost 3 weeks later and left with such a wonderful afterglow of the day spent in the company of such wonderful women.

    A group of us had been so fortunate to hear Rea speak at the Great Homeschool convention just weeks before and were thrilled to be able to travel up to her home and spend the day with her. This was an intimate event where we not only were educated on literary analysis, but were also able to look thru some wonderful books and share with each other the joys and sorrows of the stories. This has more than just renewed me for the coming year, but sent me on a new path, one that includes such wonderful literature for my children such as Obadiah the Bold, but has me determined to rid my home of such “twaddle” as Ogg and Glog!

    Thank you Rea for opening your home and heart to us!! We are so grateful!

    Samantha Lam

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