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61st Annual Northwest Great Books (Virtual) Weekend Event 2021

June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

A Virtual Event!
61st Northwest Great Books Weekend
June 26 – 27, 2021


This is the ultimate book discussion! Whether you are new to Northwest Great Books, or a seasoned participant, we’ve created an exciting list of short-ish books that is sure to stimulate great conversations. Please join other book lovers as we challenge these authors’ ideas and maybe learn more about ourselves.  

Saturday June 26th

  • A Game of Chess by Stefan Zweig, ISBN 9781847495815, the encounter between a Grand Master and the survivor of psychological torture by the Nazis.  10:00 – 11:30am
  • Sweat by Lynn Nottage, ISBN 9781559365321, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of a group of women factory workers and the forces that divide friends. 1:30-3:00pm
  • Happy Hour 3:00 – 5:00pm

Sunday June 27th

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, ISBN 9780679744726, two essays that galvanized readers in the Civil Rights era. This is a disturbing examination of the consequences of religion and racial injustice. 10:00-11:30am
  • No-No Boy by John Okada, ISBN 9780295994048, a 1947 Asian-American novel of a Japanese-American man returning to Seattle after doing time in prison for not joining the army.  We will explore themes of isolation, identity, and patriotism. 1:30-3:00pm

Virtual Social Gathering (Happy Hour) hosted by Cindy Bouldin.

Links to the event will be provided one week prior to our gathering.


June 26, 2021
June 27, 2021