On Thursday, August 11, the Great Books Foundation hosted a Talking Service workshop with representatives from Illinois Humanities along with facilitators who will bring Talking Service to Carbondale, Illinois. We worked out logistics, finalized dates, and prepared a syllabus of readings that will develop and encourage thoughtful discussion. We’d like to give a big thank you to Illinois Humanities for committing to Talking Service and also to all of the facilitators in Carbondale, Effingham, Aurora, and Anna. Talking Service—our powerful reading, discussion, and skill-building program for veterans—is stronger thanks in part to their willingness to start meaningful dialogue. All four sessions will start in September and run through November. For a more detailed schedule of Talking Service sessions in Southern Illinois, look here.