Registration is open for the Tampa Bay Great Books Winter Weekend Conference, “Great Novels of the 21st Century,” January 26-27, 2019. Join our Facebook Group to keep up-to-date with the latest TBGB news!
After many seminars, classes and book conferences, the Tampa Bay Great Books Council looks to the future to examine literature which may become known as “Great Novels of the 21st Century” on January 26th and 27th, 2019, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Three great novels, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, Attonement by Ian McEwan, and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, span the early 21st century and address issues of wars, class differences, family relationships, post-industrialism, globalization, and the information economy. We’ll watch as the characters endure or manipulate their surroundings for their benefit, and our enjoyment.
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One of the largest seasonal conferences in recent TBGB’s history gathered at Tampa Palms Country Club September 20, 2018, for the Fall Conversation Conference.
Some 40 book aficionados examined the current work by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.” Attendees were divided into groups, led by TBGBC Moderators: Patrick DeMarco, Kevin Chittim and Linda Feeney.
The “Shared Inquiry” discussion brought out a number of fervently-held points of view, all expressed with civility and respect for well-supported differences of opinion.
More than 30 literature-lovers gathered Friday, 9/7/18, at the Compton Park Clubhouse for a free two-hour “Great Books Sampler,” presented by the TBGB Council. The program was designed to answer the most common questions about the “Great Books” programs that have flourished in Tampa Bay in recent years and have been a fundamental element in the OLLI-USF curriculum for some 15 years.
Are you interested in learning more about the “Shared Inquiry” method? Are you curious what it takes to be a Great Books Moderator? Contact Great Books Council Member Barbara Brown at Amberj1943@gmail.com to begin the dialogue.
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Last updated October 15, 2018