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Savannah Literary Retreat

April 2-5, 2020

Hi Everyone:

Next year, we are heading to the East Coast and holding the Literary Retreat in Savannah, GA. The dates are April 2 - 5, 2020. The Savannah Literary Retreat combines a wonderful weekend vacation in a historic city with an enjoyable Literary experience. The pricing includes both the sightseeing and lunch on Friday and the full day of Reader led Literary Salons with lunch at the hotel and dinner out on Saturday. Our sightseeing will include the best Black History Tours with local guides as we visit interesting sites , including an actual stop on the Underground Railroad. There are no Authors presented at the Literary Retreat, instead, it is a Readers Weekend. We continue to support Author events like the National Book Club Conference and others.

2020 Savannah Literary Retreat Literary Salons and Facilitators

Biographies/Autobiographies            Joyce Stramler        Los Angeles, CA
    Becoming by Michelle Obama
    Believing in MAGIC My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity and Keeping the Faith by Cookie Johnson

Surviving Whiteness                Stephanie Gates    Chicago, IL 
    I’m Still here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Mysteries/Thrillers                Sharron Booker        Houston, TX
    Justice for Jessica by Alretha Thomas
   Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young

Non-Fiction – Issues for Women        Tameika Love         Bristow, VA
   Hunger by Roxanne Gay
   Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris Perry

Family Secrets Causing Chaos            
    Color Me Butterfly by Lydia Y. Marlow
    Perfect Peace by Daniel Black

Alternative Lifestyle Stories            Emily Pettis        Cincinnati, OH
    Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest
    Invisible Life by E. Lynn Harris

Conference Hotel

Our hotel is:

Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 West Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Our group block is  sold out but the hotel still has rooms available.  A credit card is required only for the reservation, and you pay for the room at check out.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your support of the Literary Retreats.

Pricing and Registration

Cost: $329 per person. Includes Literary Salons, Sightseeing, two lunches, two dinners.


Pay direct from your bank with ZELLE. Send payment to Ruth Bridges at


To pay online with Eventbrite, visit


Download the Savannah Registration Form at the top right column of this page. Mail it with your check or money order to:
Aviva Travel Group
Ruth Bridges
PO Box 1155
Laveen, AZ 85339

Make your check or money order payable to Aviva Travel Group.

OR To pay by credit/debit card:
Complete the information on the registration form and scan to Or send a FAX to Ruth Bridges at 630-559-8445.


Ruth Bridges
Aviva Travel Group
PO Box 1155
Laveen, AZ 85339
Home: 602-907-5101


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