These festive gatherings are a perfect introduction to the Great Books.

Latest Past Events

63rd Pacific Northwest Great Books Weekend

Seattle Pacific University 3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle

Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington Please join other book lovers as we challenge these authors’ ideas and maybe learn more about ourselves. W;t by Margaret Edson.  (Yes, W;t is the correct spelling-once you read the play you’ll understand why) This is a play of a woman dying of cancer who reflects on her life […]

61st Annual Northwest Great Books (Virtual) Weekend Event 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 […]

February 2021 Virtual Discussion

Inspired by Amanda Gorman's poem from the Biden inauguration, we'll discuss three inaugural poems. Our selections are: "The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman: 2021 Biden inauguration "Praise Song for the Day" by Elizabeth Alexander: 2009 Obama inauguration "Of History and Hope" by Miller Williams: 1997 Clinton inauguration Note: Poetry at presidential inaugurations is a relatively recent […]