July 16 – July 22, 2023

Join us for the 67th Annual Great Books program!

For generations, participants and families have convened on the beautiful campus of Colby College to discuss great literature and share their perspectives on these works of art. The participants, who share a passion for reading, have formed a community of friends who enjoy coming together for an informal but serious discussion about various works of literary art. In addition to the adult program, Great Books also has a junior program for children and teens.

Great Books Overview Visit The Great Book Website





This Year’s Theme: The Journey

Participants will review and discuss the following Great Books:

Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces 


Homer, The Odyssey

Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out

William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses & Selected Poems