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60th Annual Northwest Great Books Weekend Event

June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington

Please join other book lovers as we challenge these authors’ ideas and maybe learn more about ourselves.

Please use the ISBN numbers when purchasing books.

  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, ISBN 9780735212206, a 2017 novel about the effects of war on love and the plight of refugees.
  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, ISBN 9781555976903, a 2014 selection weaving prose, poetry, and visual images into a provocative meditation on race.
  • King Lear by William Shakespeare, ISBN 9781586638535, the classic of family dynamics disturbed by inheritance and power.
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel ISBN 9780807014295, (1946), the experiences of a concentration camp prisoner and his attempts to find control in the chaos of life.

We will have two discussions on Saturday, meet at a local eating establishment for dinner and a program, then conclude with two discussions on Sunday.

See below for registration. For a schedule of events click here

Information about accommodations, meal times, and discussion times will be picked up at registration.

For further clarification, contact Steven Burdick 253-850-3514 or



June 29, 2019
June 30, 2019


Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States