Great Books, Great Conversations
Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Members only–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email with Zoom details will be sent to registered attendees.
This ongoing Village discussion group meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a selection of short readings from an anthology published by The Great Books Foundation. Each anthology contains a complete play or short novel, short stories, essays, poems, and excerpts from longer works. When the group finishes discussing all the readings in one book, it selects another from the Great Books catalog. Most readings are thirty-plus pages in length.
Great Conversations reaches a milestone in December as we finish the final selection in our final Great Conversations Book! The reading for December is “To Room Nineteen” by Doris Lessing, included in Great Conversations 5 (click here to order).
In 2023, we will read the selections in “Counterparts” from the Great Books Foundation. These readings are very accessible selections by authors such as Oscar Wilde, David Sedaris, and Betty Friedan. Come join the conversation! This discussion group is now in its eleventh year, but new members are encouraged to join!
This discussion group is now in its twelfth year, but new members are encouraged to join! The readings are short and stimulating, the conversations are lively, and the group is very welcoming to new participants.
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