The Tampa Bay Great Books Council broke new ground with this year’s Great Books weekend conference on January 19-21, 2018, with the theme: “Vietnam: Looking Back Through Three Vietnamese Novelists”
The conference opened with OLLI-USF Humanities Coordinator Joseph McAuliffe giving a historical overview of the Vietnam era. Attendees later enjoyed a group dinner of Vietnamese specialties.
The first book up for discussion Saturday morning was “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thank Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
The event concluded with more discussions and a prize raffle Sunday morning.
Here are scenes from the opening discussions…