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GBO Seminar Series for Adults 

Your Chance to Experience Great Books

6-Week Program - Once Per Week

Finally Open to GBSP Graduates, Parents, & Adults! 

Now Enrolling for October Classes! 

It's time for our long-awaited seminar series exclusively for Great Books alumni now in college, parents, and adults.

Join us for shared inquiry sessions that provide the exciting, literary exploration we typically reserved for our young people. Remember your favorite college seminar? Return to the classroom to engage in lively thinking and discussion again Treat yourself to an adventure in great art and literature led by our distinguished faculty. 

  • Wednesdays at 8:00pm:  Starting October 14 -60 Minutes a Week: $375

Exciting Seminar Theme

The Open Road: Freedom and Exploration: At a time when travel and tourism are on hold, and our natural wanderlust is seeking an outlet, where better than literature and art to explore exciting places, discover rich cultures, and engage with new voices and possibilities?  Grab your literary passport and join us as we venture to new destinations and outposts, both real and imagined.

Our shared inquiry methodology enables you to simply show up, read expertly-chosen selections of literature together, and learn deeply through Socratic-style discussion. No outside reading required!​ 

Preview our Syllabus

Get ready to explore: 

  • "The Chilean Forest," Pablo Neruda
  • "One Art" Elizabeth Bishop
  • Frida Kahlo Paintings
  •  A Study of Selfies
  • "The Brooklyn Ferry," Walt Whitman
  • "Vacation" Rita Dove
  • And more...

If you have questions about our reading selections, email us at or call/text 203-612-9470. 

Great Books Online is excited to announce that two of our most distinguished professors are leading our new seminar series exclusively for parents, adults, and Great Books graduates who wish to return for inspiring discussions.

Dr. Ilan Stavans & Dr. Steve Volk will kick off the inaugural session on October 14. 

Dr. Ilan Stavans

Dr. Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Cultures at Amherst College, host of NPR’s In Contrast, and publisher of Restless Books, devoted to world literature in translation. Celebrated by the The New York Times as one of the foremost authorities on Latino literature and culture, Dr. Stavans is the recipient of many awards and honors including the Guggenheim Fellowship. His work, translated into a dozen languages, has been adapted into stage and film.

Dr. Steven Volk

Dr. Steve Volk is Professor of History Emeritus at Oberlin College where he taught Latin American history and museum studies for 31 years. He continues to serve as the director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence. In 2011, he was named US Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2001, Dr. Volk was recognized by the government of Chile for his efforts in helping to restore democracy to that country.

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Everything is better when shared. Please spread the word to your friends, colleagues, and fellow booklovers, and register today


Special Instructions for Enrolling in our Adult Seminar & Discussion Series

Call/text us at 203-612-9470 and let us do it for you or:

1. Go to our online Registration Form

  • Enter your name as BOTH the Parent & the Student
  • When prompted for GRADE: Select 13

2. Log in to your CampSite Account (Reset password if needed)

  • Select "Add a Camper" and add Your Name as the Camper
  • When prompted for GRADE: Select Adult


Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

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