San Francisco Mini-Retreat

February 8, 2020, 9:30-4:00

Bethany Methodist Church, 1270 Sanchez St

The council hosts an annual one-day mini-retreat in San Francisco. The event usually features a lively discussion of a work of fiction followed by a group viewing of its film adaptation. 


Flowers in Your Hair Optional

The 2020 mini-retreat's theme is Two Houses: one house in an Ann Patchett novel and one in a French film, one house in Pennsylvania and one in France. Each contains art treasures, family issues, and pathways. Each ends with a celebratory party.

At the 2020 mini-retreat we'll discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. After lunch, we'll view and discuss "Summer Hours" ("L'Heure d'été"), directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Juliette Binoche.

Registration for this event is closed. If you would like to be added to our San Francisco Mini-Retreat wait list, please contact: Parki Hoeschler, or

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