Senior Scholars Wildacres Retreat

Relaxing days of learning, reflection, fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude, sharing and hiking at this beautiful 1,400 acre wilderness retreat near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spectacular mountains of western North Carolina.

Organized by: Wade Alley & Jim Renger

Plan to attend the Spring 2021 Wildacres Retreat

Speaker: Frye Gaillard, Writer in Residence at the University of South Alabama, is a former staff writer and Southern Editor at the Charlotte Observer. He is the author of more than 25 books, including A Hard Rain; The Dream Long Deferred; and Cradle of Freedom.

Program: Frye Gaillard will speak about his award-winning book, A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, examining the parallel story arcs of tragedy and hope, and reflecting on what we can learn from the struggles, turbulence and idealism of that era.

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