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Great Works Book Club

For the Spring of 2024, UNLV’s Great Works Program will hold a reading group that will include classic readings from American authors. We plan to meet every other week during the semester for informal discussions of short, stimulating, and thought-provoking essays. poetry, and short stories. Meetings will be held on alternative Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Wright C235. The reading group is supported by the Jack Miller Foundation.

For the first meeting, we will read Henry David Thoreau’s “On Civil Disobedience.”

The second meeting will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024. The reading will be Herman Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener: a Tale of Wall Street.”

The 3rd meeting of the Reading Group will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 4 p.m. in Wright C235. All are welcome. The reading is from Frederick Douglass's autobiography.

If you are interested or want more information, contact me, the program’s director at

Mark J. Lutz