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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.


  • July 13: Northern California Great Books Leader-Reader Workshop (Zoom)

  • July 14-19: Toronto Pursuits (Victoria University at the University of Toronto, Canada)

    • Choose from among 10 week-long seminars.​

  • July 21-27: Great Books at Colby College (Waterville, ME)

    • Theme: Love and Passion. Readings: Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing; Austen, Pride and Prejudice; Brontë, Wuthering Heights; Wharton, The Age of Innocence; Baxter, The Feast of Love; Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse.​

  • October 19-20: Northern California Great Books Long Novel Weekend (Zoom)

    • Reading: Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

  • November 8-10: Philadelphia Great Books Fall Institute (Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA)

    • Theme: Individuation. Readings: Charles Dickens, Great Expectations; Jill Ker Conway, The Road from Coorain; Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club; selected poetry.​

  • November 16-17: Northern California Great Books Poetry Weekend

  • March 14-16, 2025: 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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