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The Key School Seminar Series for Adults is modeled after seminar classes taught at Key. The series seeks to engage adults from the surrounding community in spirited intellectual conversations about great novels, poems, films, and more.

Bob McCarthy and Brian Boyd, humanities teachers in Key's Upper School, will lead the discussions.

Join us for enjoyable evening discussions, debating great works with other curious and thoughtful people.


Exploring the Many Facets of Love in Literature, Philosophy and Film


In this year’s readings, we will examine texts and film that explore the numerous ways in which love is experienced and represented. The discussions will range from questions about the nature of love, to ways in which love shapes our lives. In any case, the discussions should be rich, thought-provoking and, hopefully, a great deal of fun.

Time & Place

All seminars take place in Key's Farmhouse Building (Room 2) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Participants may register for individual seminars of their choice or sign up for the entire series.

The enrollment fee is $20 per seminar or $120 for the full series.

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule

September 24 - The Princess Bride - Movie directed by Rob Reiner

October 22 - Symposium - Plato

November 26 - Inferno - Dante (from Divine Comedy)

December 17 - A Rose for Emily - William Faulkner & The Children Stay - Alice Munro

Rescheduled! January 28
January 14 - Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare

February 11 - Ovid and Other Poetry

March 13 - Good Country People - Flannery O'Connor & What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver

April 8 - The Wife of Bath's Tale - Geoffrey Chaucer (from Canterbury Tales)

May 6 - Casablanca - Movie directed by Michael Curtiz