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Great Books uses the method of Shared Inquiry™ (http://nwgreatbooks.com/about/shared-inquiry/) to enrich people‘s lives by exploring the great ideas found in all types of literature: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. Small groups of readers merge the ideas found in the readings with their combined experiences and understanding. You don‘t need to be any kind of expert to lead or to take part in a book discussion. Meetings are open, friendly and encourage everyone to share, discuss, question and explore. We go home from discussions exhilarated by new insights and with a sharpened understanding of important ideas. Learning becomes a lifelong, enriching experience. We broaden our view of history, sharpen our critical thinking skills, and relate the text to our own interpretations of complex situations and events. There’s more! We widen our circle of friends and have great times with people we enjoy! It’s amazing how much laughter can erupt from a serious discussion of a serious book . We’d like to believe that over time we come to understand ourselves better: how we think, what we think, and why. All books for the Annual Pacific Northwest Great Books Weekend Event are pre-read by the Board and chosen for the ability to sustain a rousing two hour discussion. Special effort is given to find pieces with: cultural diversity, different genres ie, plays, fiction, non-fiction, and pieces that have or will stand the test of time. Many of our titles have included classics and prize winning authors, but (in true Great Books fashion) we do not limit our selections based solely on book sales or as defined by others as classics.

Registration: Two nights of dorm lodging at Trimble Hall, six cafeteria meals, one set of four books, parking is free.. Please join us this June, meet new friends and renew enduring friendships! And for goodness sake, spread the word! Go to our website www.NWGreatBooks.com (http://nwgreatbooks.com/event/57th-annual-pacific-northwest-great-books-weekend-event/) for r (http://nwgreatbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/56th-Pacific-Northwest-Great-Books-Weekend-Event.pdf)egistration form and additional details.

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CANCELLED: NE Seattle Great Books Disc - Mothering Sunday

Ravenna Third Place Books

CANCELLED THIS MONTH ONLY! SEE READING LIST BELOW FOR NEXT ACTIVITY AT SEATTLE REP THEATER We use the Shared Inquiry Method to discuss interesting pieces of literature. Whether you’re a first time book club attendee or a lifetime member, you’ll be surprised at the deep, thoughtful, interesting, illuminating, and entertaining conversations that ensue! There are four guidelines for participating in a Great Books Discussion: 1. Read the work. 2. Discuss the work. Use the text to support your ideas. 3. The leader is not an authority on the discussion. There are no right/wrong responses. 4. Further the discussion by listening to what others say and follow-up on the train of thought. •Bring your copy of the reading. We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month 7-8:30pm Third Place Books in Ravenna READINGS FOR 2019: April 23rd: CANCELLED Mothering Sunday, by Graham Swift May 28th: A live theater performance at the Seattle Repertory Theater Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed You can purchase your ticket any time. We can meet prior to the play for dinner or after for discussion, or both! June 25th: King Lear July 23rd: Poetry The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost On the Pulse of the Morning, by Maya Angelou August 27th: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie September 24th: Othello, by Wm. Shakespeare October 22nd: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley I look forward to a year of discussions with you! Cindy[masked] [masked]

Northwest Great Books Redmond

Soul Food Books

We will use the Shared Inquiry Method to discuss Exit West by Mohsin. Whether you’re a first time book club member or a lifetime member, you’ll be surprised at the deep, thoughtful, civil, rich, interesting, illuminating, entertaining conversations that ensue! There are four guidelines for participating in a Great Books Discussion: 1. Read the work. 2. Discuss the work. Use the text to support your ideas. No outside sources. 3. The leader is not an authority on the discussion. There are no right/wrong responses. 4. Further the discussion by listening and following-up on the train of thought. • What to bring: Yourself and a copy of the book (in any format)! Contact Tracy Lewis at [masked] for further information.

Northwest Great Books - Kent

Holly Glen Cabana

We will use the Shared Inquiry Method to discuss Doubt: A Parable Play by John Patrick. Whether you’re a first time book club member or a lifetime member, you’ll be surprised at the deep, thoughtful, civil, rich, interesting, illuminating, entertaining conversations that ensue! There are four guidelines for participating in a Great Books Discussion: 1. Read the work. 2. Discuss the work. Use the text to support your ideas. No outside sources. 3. The leader is not an authority on the discussion. There are no right/wrong responses. 4. Further the discussion by listening and following-up on the train of thought. • What to bring: Yourself and a copy of the book (in any format)! Contact Steven Burdick [masked] for further information.

Northwest Great Books Redmond

Soul Food Books

We will use the Shared Inquiry Method to discuss this interesting piece of literature. Whether you’re a first time book club member or a lifetime member, you’ll be surprised at the deep, thoughtful, civil, rich, interesting, illuminating, entertaining conversations that ensue! There are four guidelines for participating in a Great Books Discussion: 1. Read the work. 2. Discuss the work. Use the text to support your ideas. No outside sources. 3. The leader is not an authority on the discussion. There are no right/wrong responses. 4. Further the discussion by listening and following-up on the train of thought. • What to bring: Yourself and a copy of the book (in any format)! Contact Tracy Lewis at [masked] for further information.

Past events (56)

Northwest Great Books - Kent

Holly Glen Cabana

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