Great Books Council of San Francisco

Long Novel Weekend

Each year in the summer, the San Francisco Council devotes a weekend to a single long work of fiction.

The next Long Novel Weekend will be on July 15-16, 2017 at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus in Berkeley, CA. Please check back on this site in 2017 for details and registration information.

Questions? Contact event coordinator Caroline Van Howe at


Long novel weekends in the recent past have featured discussions of The Golden Bowl, Middlemarch, The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1; Moby Dick; David Copperfield; Look Homeward, Angel; The Magic Mountain; Vanity Fair; The Cairo Trilogy; The Sound and the Fury; Sons and Lovers; Anna Karenina; Parade's End; and Crime and Punishment.

For more information about the Long Novel Weekend, please contact Rob Calvert at 510-524-6617 or

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