These festive gatherings are a perfect introduction to the Great Books.
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, November, 22, 2014 at Queen Anne Lutheran Church on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. The book and movie will be “The Smartest Man in the Room” and we will be discussing Ambition and Corporate Ethics. Additionally questions about how does a company balance financial promises to shareholders with ethical decision-making? How do individuals and boards establish a standard of ethical behavior? What responsibility do the public and government have in holding corporations accountable?
The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and the documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
– 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-Howard’s 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
– A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt