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58th Annual Northwest Great Books Weekend

June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017

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 selections based solely on book sales or as defined by others as classics. We are excited to present the four readings of our next June 23-25 event:

  1. The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy ISBN 9780307388865  (This book contains additional works by Tolstoy)
  2. Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford ISBN 9780465097531
  3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ISBN 9781451673319
  4. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance ISBN 9780062300546

ISBN are provided for those that choose to purchase books separately. Please purchase the specified books above, makes it much easier to refer to page numbers!


Registration Forms click here!




June 23, 2017
June 25, 2017


Steven Burdick


University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA United States + Google Map