New! Registration is open for the 2019 Fall Great Books Discussion classes

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Fall Great Books Discussion at OLLI-USF

Fall kicks off with more Great Book Discussion courses. Click here to learn more.

The TBGB Fall Discussion courses are offered through USF’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI USF).  OLLI USF registration is open. To register, call (813) 974-2403, prompt #1, or you may register online by clicking on this handy link – or go to

Other Breaking News!

Read the latest from the Sarasota Great Book’s fall plans. If you are in the Sarasota area, get in touch to join in!

Read the latest edition of “What’s on My Nighstand” by Tom Walker.

Fall 2019 TBGBC Conversation Conference

Make your plans now to attend the fall conference which will be held on September 11, 2019, at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club in Tampa, FL. The theme will be: American Immigration: Views from the Inside.

The official texts for discussion include Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders with America’s Migrants, by Ted Conover, and Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas.

Click here for all the details, including the link to the registration form.

Space is limited! Register today.

2019 Drama Retreat Highlights

More than thirty book lovers from Tampa and Sarasota gathered for the 2019 Tampa Bay Great Books Council Drama Retreat, held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Temple Terrace.  Click here to see more.

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For the past 12 years the Tampa Bay Great Books Council has provided a venue for book discussions, conferences, and other cultural events. Explore our site to learn more!