February 5, 2011, 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, will be available to sign books in the Pigott Atrium immediately following his or her presentation.
Spanish Sessions: There will be three presentations conducted in Spanish.
(Please note: Schedule subject to change)
DOORS OPEN Author Check-in
SESSION 1 Author PresentationsPigott Building
Sharon A. Bray, Ed.D. | ROOM 201 Healing Others, Healing Ourselves: The Power of Writing
Bruce Brown | ROOM 100 God, Demon, Servant, Master, Parasite or Provider—What is the Corporation?
Dr. John W. Gibson | ROOM 203 Nothing Was the Same: Love, Illness and Personal Safety Nets Under the Shadow of Giving and Receiving Care
Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz, Ph.D. | ROOM 101 "Cómo Leer con Honestidad: Cultura y Biblia en el Siglo XXI"Becoming Honest Readers: Culture and Bible in the 21st Century (This presentation will be conducted in Spanish.)
Andrew Himes | ROOM 304 Jesus Was a Fundamentalist and So Am I: Living the Fundamentals in the Age of the Spirit
Patrick Howell, SJ, D.Min. | ROOM 305 Desire as an Avenue of Mystery: From Breakdown to Integration
IMAGE Journal Staff (Mary Kenagy Mitchell, MFA, Anna Johnson, Taylor Morris) | ROOM 309 How Does a Literary Journal Search for Meaning?
Nancy Clare Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD | ROOM 306 Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: The Journey to Wholeness
Leticia Nieto, Psy.D. | ROOM 102 Inclusion is Not Enough: Moment to Moment Strategic Cultural Competence
Brenda Peterson | ROOM 204 Writing Your Spiritual Memoir: From Seeker to Storyteller
Rev. Michael Raschko, Ph.D. | ROOM 202 To Hunger for God
Rev. Suzanne K. Seaton, MSW | ROOM 308 Finding the Authentic Self
Alexander J. Shaia, Ph.D. | ROOM 205 The Courage to Live Free: Four Questions, Four Paths, the One Journey (for All)
Diane R. Walker | ROOM 103 Encounters with the Sacred: Contemplative Photography as an Act of Faith
Susie Leonard Weller, MA | ROOM 105 Why Don’t You Think the Way I Do About Spirituality?
G. Willow Wilson | ROOM 307 Pious Trash: Religious Writing for a Secular Audience
BOOK SIGNING Pigott Atrium
MAIN SESSION 1 Keynote PresentationPigott Auditorium
SESSION 2 Author PresentationsPigott Building
Valerie Albrecht, MA Writing, B.SP.Path | ROOM 304 Mother - A Reflection of God's Love
Sheila Bender, M.A. in Creative Writing, M.A. in Teaching | ROOM 103 Writing Through Grief: The Healing Power of Metaphor, Images and Details that Appeal to the Senses
Marcus Brotherton, M.A. | ROOM 204 Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: How the Band of Brothers Inspires Us to Unlikely Greatness
Sr. Madonna Buder, MA, MC | PIGOTT AUDITORIUM The Grace to Race:
Carol Wiley Cassella, MD | ROOM 102 Intimate with Strangers: Creative Writing as an Act of Spiritual Self-Discovery and Revelation
Fran Ferder, FSPA, Ph.D. | ROOM 202 Enter the Story: Encountering the Holy in Everyday Life
Catherine Echon Haffner | ROOM 203 Life’s What You Think—Making Your Life a Little Better
Kurt Hoelting, MDiv | ROOM 307 The Art of Homecoming: Reconnecting Place with Purpose in an Age of Ecological Disruption
Interfaith Amigos (Rabbi Ted Falcon, Ph.D., Pastor Don Mackenzie, Ph.D., Sheikh Jamal Rahman, M.A.) | R00M 100Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
Rev. Katherine C. (Kedda) Keough, MDiv | ROOM 306 What Difference, If Any, Does it Make to Be a Christian?
Susan Little, MA | ROOM 305 Mary Magdalene: Searching for God in an Intolerant World
Margaret D. McGee, MA | ROOM 308 The Heart of a Moment: Haiku in Spiritual Practice and Direction
Rev. Dr. Vincent J. Pastro, D.Min. | ROOM 201 Proclaiming the Sacramental Word of the God of the Poor(This presentation will be conducted in Spanish.)
Mark P. Shea | ROOM 205 Mary, Mother of the Son: The Blessed Virgin in the Life of the Church
Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner | ROOM 309 Protesting Too Much: The Futile Pursuit of a Godless Morality
Rev. Dr. George Wilson, SJ | ROOM 105 Clericalism: The Church Doesn’t Have a Monopoly on It
Dori Jones Yang | ROOM 101 What Marco Polo and I Learned about Christianity in Asia
SESSION 3 Author PresentationsPigott Building
Ellie Belew | ROOM 102 Everyday Stories that Matter: Witnessing the Sacred in the Mundane
Christina Dudley | ROOM 201 Church Librarians Beware: Writing So-Called “Christian Fiction” from the Edge
Rev. Dr. Bob Ekblad, Th.D. | ROOM 100 Pledging Allegiance to Jesus and God’s Realm Amidst the Poor
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD | ROOM 305Buscando espiritualidad en la literatura latinaLooking for Spirituality in Latina Literature(This presentation will be conducted in Spanish.)
Michael Hansen | ROOM 105 Another Way to Be – The Path Within
Lyanda Lynn Haupt | ROOM 103 Monk and the Crow: Finding Grace and Wisdom in the Urban Wilderness
Rev. John Heagle, JCL | ROOM 202 Justice Rising: The Emerging Quest for Inclusion and Solidarity
Rev. Terry Hershey | ROOM 203 The Power of Pause: Becoming More by Doing Less
Dr. Gordon J. Hilsman, D. Min. | ROOM 304 "The Spirituality of Intimate Loving: Filling a Hole in Catholic Theology"
Wes Howard-Brook, MDiv | ROOM 204 “Come Out, My People!” God’s Call Out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond
Maggie Kast, MA, MFA | ROOM 101 How Loss Can Give Birth to Faith: One Woman’s Incredible Journey
Dr. Lawrence Matsuda | ROOM 306 Out From My Father’s Shadow
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | ROOM 205 Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God’s Earth
Dr. Patricia Clemens Repikoff, D.Min. | ROOM 308 Dashed Dreams and Diamonds: Recovering Hope from the Margins
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper | ROOM 307 Grass Roots Gardening: Rituals to Sustain Activism and How to Stay Well While Changing the World
Jan Vallone, JD, MAT, MFA Creative Writing | ROOM 309 Pieces of Someday: Finding Meaning in the Work We Do
MAIN SESSION 2 Keynote PresentationPigott Auditorium
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