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Shared Inquiry and a Movie Copy

August 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 is an alternative, fun way for a shared inquiry discussion and is held three times a year. As usual,  a selection is read beforehand. That day a movie adaptation is viewed followed by a leisurely lunch, and the discussion of both the book and movie. There are always fascinating contrasts.

Our next event will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Queen Anne Lutheran Church on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. The book and movie will be “A Man for All Seasons” and we will be discussing Ambition, Conscience, Family, Loyalty. Additionally questions about how can ambition affect friendship and honor? How much loyalty should we give to a government? How do we reconcile our conscience and the welfare of our family?


Book and Movie:

A Man for All Seasons byRobert Bolt

contact Steven Burdick for further details. Registration form here!

Past Events:

– Justice in the Time of War-The Conspirator and a biography of Mary Surratt
– America’s Changing Values-To KIll a Mockingbird
– Family, Love, Duty, and Inheritance-Howards End
– Marriage, Love, and Coping with Grief-Ordinary People

– A Room with a View by E.M.Forster

-Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley



August 23, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Steven Burdick


Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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