Other Regional Great Books Councils
NY: Westchester Great Books Council: contact Mary Ann Baiyor, firstname.lastname@example.org
London, England: Mark Cwik (email@example.com)
For additional contact information, see the Great Books Foundation's Book Groups and Councils web page.
Other Great Books Programs
Classical Pursuits. A Toronto-based vacation learning program that works closely with the Great Books Foundation to offer travel in conjunction with Shared Inquiry discussions.
Great Discourses. Faculty-led Great Books discussion courses online via video conferencing.
Events Around the Country
This is a rundown of upcoming Great Books events in the United States and Canada. Most of these are organized by Great Books Regional Councils; some are organized by related organizations. Click the hyperlinks for further details and to register for the events.
July 14-15: Long Novel Weekend, Menlo Park, CA *** REGISTRATION CLOSED ***
A weekend of discussions devoted to a single work of fiction. Reading: John Steinbeck, East of Eden.
July 15-20: Toronto Pursuits, Toronto, Ontario
An annual "salon in the sun" with nine seminars running in parallel. Theme: Power.
July 22-28: Great Books at Colby, Waterville, ME
An annual week of lively discussion at Colby College. Theme: Woes of Wooing. Readings: Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther; Barthes, A Lover's Discourse; Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra; Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Fitzgerald, The Blue Flower; Roth, Goodbye, Columbus.
September 20: Tampa Bay Great Books Fall Conversation Conference, Tampa, FL
Reading: Jon Meacham, The Soul of America: The Struggle for Our Better Angels.
October 6: Wine Country Mini-Retreat, Calistoga, CA
Theme: Banned Books. Reading: TBD.
October 27: Long Island Great Books Fall Discussion, Commack, Long Island, NY
Theme: America Transformed. Readings: Kinzer, The True Flag and Twain, To a Person Sitting in Darkness; or Chernow, Grant.
November 2-4: Philadelphia Great Books Fall Institute, Pocono Manor, PA
Theme: Unique Characters. Readings: poetry; Gardam, Old Filth; Grossman, A Horse Walks Into a Bar; Austen, Emma.
November 3-4: Poetry Weekend, Menlo Park, CA
A weekend filled with poetry discussions.
April 5-7, 2019: New England Great Books Council Spring Retreat, Litchfield, CT
Theme: The Great War in Prose and Poetry. Readings: Brittain, Testament of Youth; Barker, Regeneration; Faulks, Birdsong; selected poetry. For further information contact Alexis DesRoches at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 26-28, 2019: Barbara McConnell Great Books Weekend at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
An annual weekend of book discussions at Asilomar State Park on the California coast.
May 3-5, 2019: Great Books Chicago, Chicago, IL
An annual book discussion conference sponsored by the Great Books Foundation and Harrison Middleton University.
Some Colleges and Universities that Offer a Great Books Curriculum
St. John's College, Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM
Harrison Middleton University, Tempe, AZ
Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, Naperville, IL
C. S. Lewis College, Redlands, CA
Gutenberg College, Eugene, OR
Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA