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Great Books, Great Conversations

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Members only—free

The reading for the this meeting will be The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling.

If you are interested in joining this ongoing program, please call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

About Great Books, Great Conversations

On the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, fourteen Village members meet in a member’s home to discuss a selection 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. Typical discussions have covered Plato’s The Apology, Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekhov, and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Discussions are usually led by Village member Mel Washburn, who has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago and for a few years taught literature and writing to undergraduates at various colleges. Since August 2019, the group is continuing to follow the reading anthology Great Conversations, Volume 3.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hosts: Pam & Mel Washburn
Lakeview and Fullerton
Chicago, IL United States
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