Southwest Great Books Weekend | Tempe, AZ | February 16-18, 2018

Southwest Great Books Weekend | Tempe, AZ | February 16-18, 2018

Sponsored by Harrison Middleton University, Great Hearts Academies, the Great Books Foundation, and the Alliance for Liberal Learning
$100.00

* Required Fields

$100.00

Meet friends and neighbors who enjoy the exploration of great writing and great ideas!

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix provides the setting for Big Ideas in Popular Culture: Music, Film, and Television, a day of readings and discussions on the questions, challenges, and influence of popular art. We’ll also take first steps toward building a Great Books Council of the Southwest, a community association dedicated to reading, listening, discussion, and lifelong learning.

Weekend Agenda
Friday, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Great Books in the Community: Events, Regional Councils, and Lifelong Learning

Saturday, 8:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Big Ideas in Popular Culture: Music, Film, and Television—a day of readings and discussions

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Organizational meeting of the new Great Books Southwest Council

The $100 registration fee includes:

  • One copy each of Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music, Double Features: Big Ideas in Film, and Tube Talk: Big Ideas in Television
  • Participation in three Shared Inquiry discussions—one from each anthology—at the Desert Botanical Gardens, led by experienced Great Books leaders
  • Entrance to Desert Botanical Gardens (guests are encouraged to tour the gardens during breaks)
  • Light refreshments Friday night and a catered lunch on Saturday
  • Shuttle service to and from the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe (special group rates available; call 480.897.7444 to register by 1/22/18 using promo code GB2)
  • Invitation to participate in the organizational meeting of the Great Books Southwest Council