Registration is open for the Tampa Bay Great Books 15th annual Winter Conference Weekend – “Reflections by Native American Writers” – January 31 through February 2, 2020, in St. Petersburg, FL. Click here for the registration form and keep reading for more information about the conference.

Join us for a weekend of analysis and discussion of three of the best creations of Native American writers – Louise Erdrich, Tommy Orange, and and newly-appointed U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.

Book selections for “Reflections by Native American Writers” TBGB Conference

Conference registration fee is only $165 per person and includes the following events:

  • Friday, January 31st: Check-In to your deeply-discounted room at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront ($170/single; $190/ double; breakfast included; parking not included). Optional participation in one of the most enjoyable musical events of the year, a short walk from the hotel. See more hotel information below.
  • Saturday, February 1st: Morning and afternoon discussion groups. Lunch and dinner (with wine/beer) included, as well as a guided docent tour of the spectacular James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, a short walk away.
  • Sunday, February 2nd: Final morning discussion groups and check-out.

Good to know:

  • Books are NOT included. This a “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Books) event. Buy them new, buy them used, work from your Kindle – whatever’s best for you!
  • Parking is not included. Self-parking is $17 per day.
  • A guest (spouse, friend, etc.) who does not participate in the book discussion is an additional $79. 
  • The conference hotel is the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. The discounted group rate is $170 for single room and $190 for a double. This rate is offered until January 2, 2020. Click here for the direct link to the hotel’s group reservation link.

We hope that you will be able to join us for an exciting weekend of intellectual stimulation, cultural enrichment, and enjoyable socialization—all in Great Books style!

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About the hotel and St. Petersburg

  • The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront is about a five-minute walk from the world-famous Salvador Dali Museum.
  • Downtown St. Petersburg is one of the fastest-growing mid-city residential areas in the Southeast, with scores of new restaurants blooming among the condo towers.
  • The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront has a private pool (guests only) and exercise facility.