Why join an ASA Literary Tour?

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Discover the places and people behind the books!

Visiting places connected with literature brings the excitement of recognizing homes and landscapes long familiar to the imagination, of connecting loved novels and poems with the lives and environments of the authors and seeing first hand the countryside they described. An ASA Literary Tour includes writers’ homes, seeing original manuscripts, theatre performances, museums, and much more. In gardens, ruins, castles, villages, churches and graveyards you will discover the effect of environment on a writer and investigate the role played by a sense of place in literary creation.

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Pittsfield MA, USA
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Pittsfield MA, USA

Guildhall, London, England. Founded in the early 15th century under the terms of the will of the legendary Mayor of London Dick Whittington, the Guildhall Library is now housed in modern buildings but boasts a collection that begins with a manuscript of 1067, the year after the Norman Conquest.
Guildhall, London, England. Founded in the early 15th century under the terms of the will of the legendary Mayor of London Dick Whittington, the Guildhall Library is now housed in modern buildings but boasts a collection that begins with a manuscript of 1067, the year after the Norman Conquest.