Other Councils

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.


  • October 1-2: Northern California Great Books Long Novel Weekend (Zoom)

    • Reading: Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

    • The event has reached its capacity, and registration is now closed​

  • November 11-13: Philadelphia Great Books Fall Institute, Rutgers, NJ

    • Theme: Contemporary Characters Revealed​

    • Readings: John Cheever, The Country Husband; Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road; Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Shirley Hazzard, The Transit of Venus

  • November 12-13: Northern California Great Books Poetry Weekend (Zoom)

    • Theme: Why Poetry?

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

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

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

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

    • Readings: TBA​

  • April 2023: New England Great Books Spring Retreat

    • TBD​

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

    • Readings: TBA​

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