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2022 Amherst College


Great Books & Writer’s Workshop

On-Campus Enrollment is Now Open!

One, Two, & Three-Week Programs

Tentative Dates: June 26 - July 2

Tentative Dates: July 3 - July 9

Tentative Dates: July 10 - 16

We held the first session on the campus of Amherst 21 years ago with Amherst Professor and Great Books co-founder Dr. Ilan Stavans. We look forward to returning when Amherst College reopens for summer programs in 2022.

Amherst College, founded in 1821, is widely regarded as one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the world. Amherst is known for its rigorous academics and is the home of the nation’s first undergraduate neuroscience program. Located in Western Massachusetts, close to the beautiful Berkshires, Amherst draws students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. With an endowment of more than $2 billion, Amherst’s academic and athletic facilities, including the Mead Art Museum and Robert Frost Library, are among the best of any college.

The Great Books Summer Program at Amherst revels in the rich literary heritage of New England and America. We will look back to the classics, too, and broadly to world literature. Discussions at Great Books at Amherst have often sprung from the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, Locke, Rousseau, the Greeks, American founding documents, Lincoln, Frederick.

Tuition and Fees

  • One-week Tuition: $2495
  • Two-week Tuition: $4990

Materials & Events fees of $225 for one week and $475 for two. All on-campus programs have a registration fee of $250.

Please join us there!

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