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Other Councils

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.


  • August 19: Northern California Great Books Banned Books Mini-Retreat (Zoom)

    • Readings: Stephen King, The Body, along with some of his short nonfiction writings​

  • October 14-15: Northern California Great Books Long Novel Weekend (Zoom)

    • Reading: Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • November 10-12: Philadelphia Great Books Fall Institute (New Brunswick, NJ)

    • Theme: Writers as Characters​

    • Readings: Alice Munro, Meneseteung; Sigrid Nunez, The Friend: A Novel; Thomas Mann, Death in Venice; Michael Chabon, The Wonder Boys

  • November 11-12: Northern California Great Books Poetry Weekend (Zoom)

  • April 12-14, 2024: Northern California Great Books Asilomar Weekend (Pacific Grove, CA)

    • Readings TBD

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

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