News from Former Great Books Panelist

We were excited to hear Israeli Consul General Roey Gilad speak again last night at the Commemoration of Israeli-German Relations. This former With Malice Toward None panelist and his peers celebrated and discussed the last ...

Saul Bellow: Remembering a Great Novelist on his Birthday

Joseph Coulson, President, Great Books Foundation

Saul Bellow sketched the shadowlands of dislocation, regret, and loss, showing us that cultural upheaval, whether spiritual, political, or technological, can derail ...

CME Grant Funds Initiatives for Adults

For the third consecutive year, the Great Books Foundation has received a donation of $25,000 from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to support two outreach initiatives. The grant will help expand Talking Service, our veterans ...

To commemorate National Poetry Month: “The Shrine,” by Joseph Coulson

Great Books president Coulson is a novelist, playwright, and an award winning poet. He has published three books of poetry, The Letting Go (1984), A Measured Silence (1986), and Graph (1990), and his poems ...