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Please stay tuned as we navigate the complexities of this academic year and work to find new ways of connecting with one another while keeping our campus and community safe and healthy. 

Wealth and Poverty

Literature and Film


The Seminar Series for Adults is back! This year, we will be having our discussions via everyone’s new favorite, Zoom. The seminars are free but limited to 20 people, so register soon.

 We will be watching films and reading great short stories that look at aspects of wealth and poverty and the impact that each has on individual lives.

Time & Place

This year’s virtual seminars are free for everyone but limited to 20 participants! Please register for the individual seminars of your choice or sign up for the entire series.

The seminars run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Zoom links will be sent prior to each seminar.

Questions? Contact Brian Boyd or Bob McCarthy 

2020-2021 Seminar Schedule

May 20 - Movie
Local Hero directed by Bill Forsyth. The group will discuss the movie. We ask that participants view the movie in advance of the session.  It can be found on Amazon Video.

Past Seminars:

October 15 - Movie
Trading Places directed by John Landis. The group will watch the movie together and discuss.

November 12 
One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry
The $30,000 Bequest by Mark Twain

December 10
Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon by Gabriel García Márquez
Chivalry by Neil Gaiman
(Read by LaVar Burton or read by Neil Gaiman (starts at 1:06:39)

January 14
Recitatif by Toni Morrison
The Lottery in Babylon by Jorge Luis Borges

February 11 - Movie

Six Degrees of Separation directed by Fred Schepisi. The group will watch the movie together and discuss.

March 11

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol
Rashōmon by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

April 22
Looking for Mr. Green by Saul Bellow
Marcovaldo at the Supermarket by Italo Calvino

About the Seminar Series for Adults

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.