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First 2022 CLSC Selections Announced!
Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.
Each summer, the CLSC chooses at least nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers. The CLSC is organized under a vertical theme each year, which is meant to help readers connect the books with a uniting element. The theme for 2022 is "Home."
The paradoxes of the term “home” are various, invoking both a sense of community and individuality. Home concerns not only our understanding of our pasts and national pasts, but also contains the experiences that continue to shape present thinking and future possibilities. Together, we will consider questions such as: what does it mean to “be from” a place? What does it mean to build a home? What stories of home do we carry? What histories shape the place of our dwelling and how do they change our experiences of that place? How do we reckon with and make homelessness, displacement, dispossession, etc. integral parts of our understanding of home? This year, the CLSC will explore what we call home—from planet to country, and neighborhood to place of shelter.
Read the Chautauquan Daily article here & stay tuned for more announcements!
(A note to CLSC members registered through our site: for now, the 2021 discount code "THEPEOPLE" will also get you your discount on these selections!)