(NOTE: Tickets $5.00 EA / FREE for Educators & Students)
DESCRIPTION: Chicago has been identified with the Great Books movement ever since Robert Hutchins and Mortimer Adler shook up the Midway in the 1930s. Three contemporary writers will assess where the movement has been, how it has changed, and where it’s going.
Participants include Alex Beam, Boston Globe columnist and author of the forthcoming book A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books; Eva Brann, former dean and the longest-serving tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis, known for its distinctive Great Books curriculum; and Earl Shorris, contributing editor to Harper’s and the author of numerous books, including Riches for the Poor: The Clemente Course in the Humanities. The session will be chaired by Daniel Born, editor of the Great Books Foundation’s quarterly magazine, The Common Review.
Presented in partnership with the Great Books Foundation (bookjones)