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Other Great Books Programs

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 links for further details and to register for the events.


  • December 10: New England Great Books preview event (Zoom)

    • Theme: ​The Highs and Lows of a Silver Age: Germany Between the Wars

    • Reading: Eric Weitz, Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy

  • February 11, 2023: San Francisco Mini-Retreat (Zoom)

    • ​Readings: J.M. Coetzee, Age of Iron; two poems: Antije Krog, Country of Grief and Grace and Maya Angelou, His Day is Done

  • February 11-12, 2023: New England Great Books Winter Weekend (Zoom)

    • Theme: ​The Highs and Lows of a Silver Age: Germany Between the Wars

    • Reading: Joseph Roth, What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933; Joseph Roth, The Wandering Jews; Hans Fallada, Wolf Among Wolves

  • February 25, 2023: The Art of Discussing Art, Houston, TX

    • Theme: Art and the Ultimate: Turtles or Telos?​

  • April 2023: New England Great Books Spring Retreat

    • TBD​

  • April 28-30, 2023: Barbara McConnell Weekend at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA

    • Readings: Ayn Rand, short essays; Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things; Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise; selected poetry.

Some Universities and Colleges that Offer a Great Books Curriculum
A sample of the many schools with curriculum incorporating Great Books and Shared Inquiry