Sophocles & Anouilh, Antigone
Edmund Gosse, Father and Son
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak Memory
Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
Eudora Welty, The Optimist's Daughter
Alice Munro, The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
2017 Junior Great Books Readings
Younger Group, Grades 1-5:
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, Jeanne Birdsall
My Life with the Chimpanzees (Chapters 6-8), Jane Goodall
The Truth of Me, Patricia MacLachlan.
Middle Group, Grades 6-7 & Older Group, Grades 8-10:
A Time of Miracles, Anne-Laure Bondoux
Three Short Stories: The Open Window, Saki, The Gift of the Magi and The Ransom of Red Chief, O. Henry
When My Name Was Keoko, Linda Sue Park
Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech.
The adult registration of $610 covers books and discussions, as well as lectures, films, group social activities, use of athletic facilities and tennis courts, and a real Maine lobster bake. On-campus registration includes a single or double dormitory room (six nights: Sunday through Friday) and all meals. You can stay over Saturday night either before the week (July 22) or after the week (July 29) for an additional charge. Either night allows you to attend the Atlantic Music Festival's outstanding free classical music concert. We also offer a Children's Program for ages three and above. Commuters participate in all activities, but live on their own, off-campus, and receive lunch each day and the Friday night lobster bake.
Application and Refunds: A deposit for each person is required with an application, one half of which is refundable for cancellations received before July 9, 2017. The balance is due at registration on Sunday, July 23, 2017. We accept credit cards, as well as cash and checks. Books and additional information are mailed after November upon receipt of your initial deposit, usually within two to three weeks, so that you can read beforehand. Our last day for registration is June 30, 2017.
Optional Bus Trip on Wednesday, July 26th to the Transportation Museum at Owl's Head and Rockland, Maine: The cost of $35 covers your motor coach, boxed lunch and entry fee to the Transportation Museum. Early dinner at your own expense and shopping will be in Rockland. You can also visit the excellent Farnsworth Art Museum at your own expense. Please prepay for the bus trip with your registration deposit.
Optional Saturday Nights to Attend the Atlantic Music Festival's Concert: Extra nights: Saturday, July 22nd ($85, lodging, dinner, breakfast, and lunch) or July 29th ($80, lodging, dinner and breakfast). Concerts are free. Please prepay for additional nights with your registration deposit.
Besides registering online above, you can also register by mail. Click HERE to download a registration form. Mail it to the address immediately below:
Great Books Summer Institute at Colby
P.O. Box 424
Newtown Square, PA 19073