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: Graham Fischer.

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

Long Island Great Books Spring Institute

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 to Graham Fischer or Arlene Stock for information. We provide an extraordinary, useful, and non-authoritarian discussion method that values life experience as a critical element of learning.

For Details about this event you can download flyer and registration. LIGBC Spring or Fall Discussion flier and registration form.