Search For Meaning Book Festival

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Country and Region United StatesWashington
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Seattle, Washington, USA
Festival Contact Information

School of Theology and Ministry
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-1090 USA
Phone: (206) 296-5330
Toll-Free: (800) 578-3118
Fax: (206) 296-5329

Festival Description

The annual literary festival brings together a stellar lineup of over 300 authors and poets — with a focus on the human search for meaning. The programming encompasses issues of spirituality, faith and social justice. A range of diverse men and women from the combined field of spirituality and literature discuss traditions surrounding belief and faith: Christian (Catholic/Protestant/Evangelical), Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Unitarian Universalist, Mormon and Agnostic. The events are free and open to the public.

Festival Dates February 4, 2012
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Programming 2012:
  • Keynote Speakers
    • Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and author
    • James Martin, S.J., NY Times best selling author and official chaplain of the Colbert Report
  • Events
    • A Morman and Evangelical Conversation
    • Spiritual Direction available
    • 4 general sessions with a pick between 40 authors on a variety of topics
    • Artists and musicians expressing their search for meaning (live)
    • Interactive expression areas
    • Book-signing
    • Bookstore, provided by our partners: Elliot Bay Book Company & Seattle University Bookstore


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