Long Island

Long Island Great Books Council

Helping people start or locate a discussion group.

If you are familiar with Great Books discussion groups and wish to join a group based in Long Island, New York, send an email to: longisland@greatbooksdiscussionprograms.org or call 631-361-3401 (daytime) and 631-361-5115 (evenings).

If you are curious about Great Books discussions, click on the Discussion Method hot link below. You will find a brief description of our discussion methods.

The Long Island Great Books Council (LIGBC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1954 and dedicated to fostering discussions of great literature on Long Island, New York. LIGBC sponsors an annual one-day Spring Discussion that draws people from Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, New England, Delaware, and Pennsylvania for a full day of discussions. The LIGB History of Spring Institute Readings is a list of the books we have discussed at our Spring Discussions over the last 45 years. Some recent LIGBC Spring Discussions have included

  • Ford, The Good Soldier
  • Mamet, Oleanna
  • Wilson, Consilience
  • Lawrence, Women in Love
  • Keegan, A History of Warfare
  • Dickens, Bleak House
  • Carver, et al, American Short Story Masterpieces
  • Wharton, House of Mirth
  • Warren, All the King’s Men
  • Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Coriolanus
  • Chernow, Alexander Hamilton

Discussion Method – Spring Discussion

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