Recover the Lost Intellectual Tradition

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Year-Long Classes

We provide year-long classes in the Humane Letters  for middle school students through adults, focusing on the Art and Skill of reading well and the Intellectual Tradition of the great works.

Registration for 2024 Fall Classes is opens March 1 for LIVE and SELF-PACED classes.  More....

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Webinars/ Mini-Classes

Don't miss our webinars and mini-classes covering a variety of topics in the Humane Letters. 

We also offer Free Read-Alongs of Classic Literature.

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Annual Conference

Each spring we host an online conference exploring the Literary Life. The 2023 conference will be held in April 2023. Details coming soon!

Our previous conference recordings featuring Vigen Guroian, Joseph Pearce and Wes Callihan are also available for purchase. More...


One of iTunes most popular book podcasts, The Literary Life Podcast is not another book chat show! It is an ongoing conversation about the art and skill of reading well. Discover the lost Intellectual Tradition of the Great Books and learn how STORIES WILL SAVE THE WORLD! More…



Why House of Humane Letters?

Mr. Banks and I wanted to choose a name for our new endeavor that reflected our complete vision and summed up what we believe about education. We immediately knew we wanted “Humane Letters” for several reasons. First, humane letters is a Renaissance term for the humanities, and it conveys our love of tradition and approach to teaching these subjects that is deeply rooted in the old ways. Second, the humane letters was a term associated with an educational reform movement in the Renaissance (literae humaniores). And third, we love the use of the word “humane” for its connotation. This is an education for the whole person, a fully human way of learning.

In the same way, we landed on the term “House.” Driving back from our honeymoon, MORE...

Contact Us

Send any questions or concerns to [email protected]

Mail to:
House of Humane Letters
PO Box 567
Madison, NC 27025

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