February 13, 2010, Search for Meaning: Pacific Northwest Spirituality Book Festival will bring together the best regional authors and works on issues of spirituality, faith, church-state matters, and theology.
Keynote Presentations: The two keynote presentations will take place in Pigott Auditorium as indicated below.
Sessions (1, 2, 3): Each author will give a 45 minute presentation including questions and answers. Seating is limited in each room and is available on a first come-first served basis. If your first choice for a session is full please feel free to visit your second choice author. Book Signings: Each author, including keynote presenters Kathleen Norris and Gustav Niebuhr, will be available to sign books in the Pigott Atrium immediately following his or her presentation. Spanish Sessions: Two presentations will be offered in Spanish. (Para más información, haga clic aquí.) See below for more details.
(Please note: Schedule subject to change)
DOORS OPENAuthor Check-in
SESSION 1Author Presentations
Nicholas O'Connell, M.F.A., Ph.D. | ROOM 102Presentation Title: "On Sacred Ground: Spirituality in Pacific Northwest Literature"
Lesley Hazleton | ROOM 103Presentation Title: "After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split"
Ingrid Hess, M.F.A. | ROOM 105Presentation Title: "Creating Children's Books: My quest to make books that matter"
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Ph.D. | ROOM 106This presentation will be conducted in Spanish.Para más información, haga clic aquí.Presentation Title: "La Trascendencia de la Espiritualidad en la Cultura Popular en la Literatura Latin@" / "The Trascendence of Popular Culture Spirituality in Latin@ Literature
Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D. | ROOM 109Presentation Title: "The Courage to Be Present: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom"
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune | ROOM 201Presentation Title: “Love Does No Harm: Ethics and Intimate Relationships”
Ann Holmes Redding, Ph.D. & Kathleen Schmitt Elias | ROOM 202Presentation Title: “Separated at birth, reunited at last: Abraham’s family struggling toward one another”
Rev. Maria "Dancing Heart" Hoaglund | ROOM 203Presentation Title: "Joyful Transitions: Bringing Relaxation and Wholeness into Life's Changes"
Brenda Peterson | ROOM 204Presentation Title: "I Want to Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth"
Larry N. Walls | ROOM 205Presentation Title: “What are the barriers to love? A conversation with the Author”
Nassim Assefi, MD | ROOM 208Presentation Title: "An Agnostic's Search for Spiritual Intelligence"
Dr. Thomas Curran | ROOM 306Presentation Title: "The Mass: Four Encounters With Jesus That Will Change Your Life"
Donald E. Mayer, D.Min | ROOM 308Presentation Title: “So How Does the Comfort Come?”
BOOK SIGNINGPigott Atrium
MAIN SESSION 1Keynote PresentationPigott Auditorium
Gustav NiebuhrPresentation Title: “Why Be "Tolerant" in an Age of Terror?”
SESSION 2Author Presentations
Scott Cairns, Ph.D. | ROOM 102Presentation Title: "The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain"
Robert Fulghum | ROOM 103Presentation Title: "Instructions For Wayfarers The need for a Witness ... Having your say without adding to the glut. What I know now after 20 years in publishing and a lifetime of distribution."
Bart Preecs | ROOM 105Presentation Title: “Reform, Resistance, or Reconciliation: Confronting the Communications Revolution"
Christina Dudley | ROOM 106Presentation Title: "Not So Neat and Tidy: Fiction, Faith, and F-Bombs"
Rabbi Anson Laytner | ROOM 109Presentation Title: "Arguing with God--and beyond"
Rosanne Parry | ROOM 201Presentation Title: "The Search for Meaningful Work: Guiding children in their choice of vocation"
Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz, Ph.D. | ROOM 202This presentation will be conducted in Spanish.Para más información, haga clic aquí.Presentation Title: "En busca de la verdadera María Magdalena" / “In Search of the Real Mary Magdalene”
Christine Valters Paintner, Ph.D. & Betsey Beckman | ROOM 203Presentation Title: "Awakening the Creative Spirit – Bringing the Arts to Ministry"
Kate Willette | ROOM 204Presentation Title: "Loss, Lasagna, and Collapsing Ceilings: The Surprising Spiritual Discipline of Compassion"
Bill Porter/Red Pine | ROOM 205Presentation Title: "Taoism’s Dark Moon"
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Ph.D. | ROOM 208Presentation Title: “Love as a Political–Ecological Vocation in the Context of Economic Globalization”
Katherine C. (Kedda) Keough, M.Div | ROOM 306Presentation Title: “Creation waits with patient hope”
Mary Rose Bumpus, RSM, Ph.D. | ROOM 308Presentation Title: “Awakening to Mystery: Supervising Spiritual Directors”
SESSION 3Author Presentations
Kathleen MacInnis Kichline, M.Div | ROOM 102Presentation Title: "Empowering Women to Find Their Story and Voice in Scripture"
Gregory Wolfe, MA (with Robert Clark) | ROOM 103Presentation title: "Bearing the Mystery: Readings from Twenty Years of IMAGE Journal"
Jacquie Ream & Phyllis Emmert | ROOM 105Presentation Title: "Bully for You! A Conversation about Faith with the author, Jacquie Ream, and artist, Phyllis Emmert, of Bully Dogs"
Anne Finger | ROOM 106Presentation Title: "Call Me Ahab: The Meanings of Disability"
Eugene Webb, Ph.D. | ROOM 109Presentation Title: "Theological Implications of the Psychology of Mimetic Desire"
Kirby Larson | ROOM 201Presentation Title: "The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways: Exploring Faith in Fiction"
Sheila Bender, Ph.D. | ROOM 202Presentation Title: "Writing Grief: How Creating Prose and Poetry Heals"
Jeanette Rodriguez, Ph.D. & Ted Fortier, Ph.D. | ROOM 203Presentation Title: "Cultural Memory: Resistance, Faith, and Identity"
Judy Pigott | ROOM 204Presentation Title: “What is the Meaning to be Found in Compassionate Actions? Personal Safety Nets®: Fostering Compassion and Finding Your Power”
Richard Maffeo | ROOM 205Presentation Title: "Restless in Seattle"
Audrey Young, MD | ROOM 208Presentation Title: "The Quest for Health Justice: Can One Person Save the World?"
Fran Ferder, FSPA, Ph.D. & Rev. John Heagle, JCL | ROOM 306Presentation Title: "The Secret of Life is Not a Secret!"
Patrick J. Twohy, SJ | ROOM 307Presentation Title: "The Birth of Kindness"
Rev. Dr. Flora Wilson Bridges | ROOM 308Presentation Title: "God’s Extravagant Welcome: Beyond Religion as Hatefulness"
MAIN SESSION 2Keynote PresentationPigott Auditorium
Kathleen NorrisPresentation Title: "The Search For Meaning: A Spirituality for the Real World"
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