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Great Books, Great Conversations

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Members only–free.

Hosts: Mel & Pam Washburn

The reading for the this meeting will be Antigone by Sophocles.

If you are interested in this Village 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.

Note: This group typically meets on the first Wednesday of each month, but will be meeting on the second Wednesday this month to accommodate the July 4th holiday.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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