Humanities New York Reading and Discussion Programs

This article originally appeared on the Humanities New York website.

In each of Humanities NY's Reading & Discussion Programs, participants read a series of thematically linked texts over the course of four, five, or six sessions. At each session, participants come together with others in their community to discuss a text in a conversation facilitated by a trained local scholar.

The texts in each series vary: novels, poems, speeches, memoirs, and essays; works of history, philosophy, religion, and criticism. Each series is organized around a significant theme or important historical commemoration. A list of texts is provided from which the host site and the scholar-facilitator choose. Humanities New York provides up to 15 copies of books for the host site to borrow. Read more...