A Reading And Discussion Program For Veterans

Talking Service Is for You!

You’ve done your military service and had experiences that can be hard to talk about with family and friends at home. Would you value the chance to get together with other veterans—your peers—to talk about issues and ideas that are on your mind? Then Talking Service, a reading and discussion program that uses powerful literature […]


Ongoing Discussions

DuPage County Vet Center: Aurora, Illinois Following on the success of a recent Talking Service discussion, the DuPage County Vet Center has decided to make the discussions monthly events. Great Books discussion leaders Jack Hatfield and Andy Weiss have volunteered their services to facilitate the discussions. For information call 312-646-7138 or email talkingservice@greatbooks.org. Gainesville, Forida […]


State Humanities Councils

The Great Books Foundation and the New York Council for the Humanities are working with the national network of state humanities councils to expand Talking Service across the country. The materials below are designed to help councils learn about the program and apply to participate. Program Information Talking Service Participation Form Standing Down Facilitator Training: […]


Talking Service Program Launches in New York

The New York Council for the Humanities will partner with the Great Books Foundation to launch Serving: Standing Down in New York State. This reading and discussion program is based on Talking Service, and all readings will be selected from Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian. Serving: Standing Down A New Reading & Discussion Program for […]


All Things Considered

Benjamin Busch talks about the stories veterans have to tell.   Busch is a retired U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer, author of Dust to Dust and the forward to the Great Books Foundation’s Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian. Full audio transcript – NPR.  


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