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October 2015
$20

A Month in the Country, A Shared Inquiry and Movie Event

October 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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What could be more fun that discussing a great book? Discussing a great book and watching the movie! These informal gatherings draw members from various Great Books Club groups (and those new to the Great Book Foundation!)  We watch and discuss a classic movie and after pre-reading the book. It is a fun way to get your feet wet in the Great Books Shared Inquiry method of discussion, meet interesting and friendly people, or catch up with old friends.  This…

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February 2016

Edward Snowden and the NSA: Shared Inquiry and a Movie

February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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What could be more fun that discussing a great book? Discussing a great book and watching the movie! These informal gatherings draw members from various Great Books Club groups (and those new to the Great Book Foundation!)  We watch and discuss a classic movie and after pre-reading the book. It is a fun way to get your feet wet in the Great Books Shared Inquiry method of discussion, meet interesting and friendly people, or catch up with old friends.  This…

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May 2016
$20.00

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mahsin Hamid: Shared Inquiry and a Movie

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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What could be more fun that discussing a great book? Discussing a great book and watching the movie! These informal gatherings draw members from various Great Books Club groups (and those new to the Great Book Foundation!)  We watch and discuss a classic movie and after pre-reading the book. It is a fun way to get your feet wet in the Great Books Shared Inquiry method of discussion, meet interesting and friendly people, or catch up with old friends.  This…

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June 2016

57th Annual Pacific Northwest Great Books Weekend Event

June 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - June 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
University of Puget Sound,
Tacoma, WA United States
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All books for the 57th 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…

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September 2016

Richard II: A Shared Inquiry and Movie Event

September 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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What could be more fun that discussing a great book? Discussing a great book and watching the movie! These informal gatherings draw members from various Great Books Club groups (and those new to the Great Book Foundation!) We watch and discuss a classic movie after pre-reading the book. It is a fun way to get your feet wet in the Great Books Shared Inquiry method of discussion, meet interesting and friendly people, or catch up with old friends. This is…

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February 2017
$20.00

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared: A Shared Inquiry and Movie

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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What could be more fun that discussing a great book? Discussing a great book and watching the movie! These informal gatherings draw members from various Great Books Club groups (and those new to the Great Book Foundation!) We watch and discuss a movie after pre-reading the book. It is a fun way to get your feet wet in the Great Books Shared Inquiry method of discussion, meet interesting and friendly people, or catch up with old friends. This is an…

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May 2017
$20.00

Bless Me, Ultima: A Shared Inquiry and Movie Event

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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What could be more fun that discussing a great book? Discussing a great book and watching the movie! These informal gatherings draw members from various Great Books Club groups (and those new to the Great Book Foundation!) We watch and discuss a classic movie after pre-reading the book. It is a fun way to get your feet wet in the Great Books Shared Inquiry method of discussion, meet interesting and friendly people, or catch up with old friends. This is…

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$20.00

Bless Me, Ultima: A Shared Inquiry and Movie Event Copy

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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What could be more fun that discussing a great book? Discussing a great book and watching the movie! These informal gatherings draw members from various Great Books Club groups (and those new to the Great Book Foundation!) We watch and discuss a classic movie after pre-reading the book. It is a fun way to get your feet wet in the Great Books Shared Inquiry method of discussion, meet interesting and friendly people, or catch up with old friends. This is…

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June 2017

58th Annual Northwest Great Books Weekend

June 23 - June 25
University of Puget Sound,
Tacoma, WA United States
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Please join us for the 58th Annual  Northwest Great Books Weekend Event! All books 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…

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August 2017

Shared Inquiry™ Training and Potluck

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church,
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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A successful Shared Inquiry discussion is a collaboration between the leader(s) and participants. It’s important that both parties come to the discussion with a clear understanding of what we hope to accomplish and how we’ll work together to share the inquiry into the meaning of the reading at hand. Our August workshop is designed for both leaders and participants. With a bit of instruction and a fair amount of practice, we will lean how to prepare for discussion. This involves…

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