These events are separately run and operated. Please contact the specific event contact for assistance.

Philadelphia Great Books Fall Institute

November 2-4, 2018
Explore Unique Characters

Selected Poems,
Old Filth, Jane Gardam
A Horse Walks Into a Bar, David Grossman
Emma, Jane Austen

Join us - download the Registration Page - bring a friend & help spread the word.
Contact: John Dalton

New England Great Books Spring Retreat - April 2018

Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT
April 27-29, 2018

White Noise by Don DeLillo
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Contact: Alexis DesRoches or Roberta Tansman

Philadelphia Great Books Spring Institute - May 19, 2018

Bucks County Community College at the Lower Bucks Campus, Bristol, PA (Less Than 1 Minute from I-95)

Join us as we discuss Justice in America
at the Philadelphia Great Books Council's Spring Institute
Justice in America

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Bucks County Community College
"Lower Bucks" Campus, Bristol, PA

Registration Form Spring Institute Flyer

Long Island Great Books Spring Discussion - June 9, 2018

America Transformed

Long Island Great Books Fall Discussion - October 27, 2018

America Transformed

Who is this for? Anyone who wants to read and discuss thought-provoking literature. What do you get? Books; participation in two discussions; good food (continental breakfast, lunch, beverages); an opportunity to present your ideas, listen to, and explore the ideas of others. Are you new to Great Books Discussions? If so, send an e-mail for information to Graham Fischer or Arlene Stock.

Registration Form for spring and/or fall discussions.

Great Books at Colby - Summer 2018

62nd Annual Great Books
July 22-28, 2018
Location: Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Costs: $610 Who Should Attend: Anyone who loves books, enjoys discussing them with others, and seeks an inexpensive, intellectually stimulating vacation.
Junior Great Books groups are offered for children in grades K-12 (as of September of that year)*

Contact Information
Great Books Summer Institute at Colby
PO Box 424
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Email: John Dalton

* During the morning, counselors supervise fun activities for all Junior Great Books attendees and siblings (age 3 and up).
Following lunch at 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, there are age appropriate Junior Great Books discussions. There are no Junior Great Books discussions on Wednesday (the day of the bus trip) or Saturday.