Great Books Foundation Names
Valentina Texera-Parissi New CEO


The Board of Directors of Chicago-based educational nonprofit organization the Great Books Foundation announced today that Valentina Texera-Parissi will succeed Joseph Coulson as Chief Executive Officer.

Pop Culture for Brainiacs

(like you!)

On Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday April 28, at 5:00 p.m. at Bookends and Beginnings, Evanston IL, we will be celebrating the launch of our three new titles on Popular Culture.

Join us as featured authors Devin McKinney and Walter J. Podrazik read from their writings on music and television. A discussion and Q&A, facilitated by former GBF president Joseph Coulson, will follow. Join us in support of the most vibrant and powerful writing on popular culture and the great ideas central to our modern world.

Great Books Chicago a Great Success!

Big Ideas in Popular Culture: May 2018

The great ideas were all around us during this weekend’s Chicago event! Popular culture inspires compelling writing on ideas central to our modern world, and it also proved to be a source of rich and vibrant discussion. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a weekend of stimulating discussion, cultural activities, and wonderful weather!

Great Books Connections

GBF/Studs Terkel Archive Partnership

Studs Terkel The Great Books Foundation is proud to be partnering with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, the Chicago History Museum, and WFMT, to bring compelling audio to high school students across the country. GBF has developed an innovative high school curriculum based on interviews conducted by Studs Terkel with civil rights activists in the 1960s and 1970s.
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GBF/PBS Free Webinar

Cover of Penguin Classics Little Women by Louisa May Alcott On Thursday, May 24, the Great Books Foundation will co-present a free webinar, “Little Women for a New Generation,” with MASTERPIECE on PBS LearningMedia™ and WGBH Education. This interactive session on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is designed for teachers of sixth grade and higher, and will be held at 6:00 p.m. CDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT. Registration is limited, so sign up today!
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