The Festival will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Build your own personalized schedule for the day by using our interactive schedule tool at searchformeaning2012.sched.org. Please remember to reserve your tickets here.If you would like to see a list of our authors and their bios, please click here.
Please note: Ticket required for General Sessions, Mary Oliver and James Martin (3 separate tickets). All sessions have limited seating and seating is at a first-come first-served basis.
Registration Opens: 8:00 am (Both in Pigott and Sullivan, see campus map here) Session 1: 9:00 - 9:45 amLinda Michelle Cohen, M.A. | Pigott 107 | Processing Grief with Mitzvahs: Unexpected SynergyGeorge Estreich, M.F.A. | Sullivan Ct C3 | A Revised Inheritance: Tradition, Meaning, and a Daughter with Down SyndromeDr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Ph.D. | Pigot t 103 | Islamophobia and American HistoryRev. Debra Jarvis | Sullivan Ct C1 | Finding Meaning Through Cancer: If It's Not About the Hair, Then What IS It About?Kathleen MacInnis Kichline, M.Div. | PIGOTT 100 | Gathering Strength From Our Stories: The Intersection of Life and the Word of GodThomas Massaro, S.J. | PIGOTT 205 | Social Justice beyond Mere Charity: Catholic Social Teaching in ActionFrances McCue | SULLIVAN 110 | You Must Revise Your Life: How Writing Helps You See What You Need ToDoug Merlino | PIGOTT 200 | Dropping the Armor: A Personal Journey across Seattle's Barriers of Race and ClassChristine Valters Paintner, Ph.D., REACE | PIGOTT 201 | Way of the Monk, Path of the ArtistKatherine Schlick Noe, Ph.D. | PIGOTT 102 | Growing Up on Indian Reservations: Historical Fiction Inspired by Real LifeRev. Dr. Linda M. Smith | SULLIVAN Ct C6 | Reclaiming the Authentic SelfMichael Trice, Ph.D. | PIGOTT 109 | Encountering Cruelty: Love and Reconciliation in the 21st CenturyDavid Whyte | PIGOTT AUDITORIUM 104 | What to Remember When Waking: Shaping A Resilient Self Through PoetryPamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., M.A. | SULLIVAN 105 | Finding Prosperity in Today's Market through The Book of Job Book signing: 9:45 - 10:00 amKeynote 1 (Mary Oliver): 10:15 - 11:45 amKeynote book signing: 11:45-12:15 amLunch: 12:00 - 1:00 pmMormon Evangelical Dialogue: 12:30 - 1:45 pmSession 2: 1:00 - 1:45 pmAbigail Carter | PIGOTT 109 | A Young Widow's Transformation: How My Husband's 9/11Death Improved My LifeRev. Faustino Cruz, S.M., Ph.D. | PIGOTT 201 | Ministerio Pastoral Hispano en un Contexto Multicultural (NOTE: This talk will be presented in Spanish.)J. Ruth Gendler | PIGOTT 208 | The Wisdom of BeautyDr. Bill Grace | SULLIVAN 110 | Sharing the Rock: Co-Shaping Our Future for the Common GoodRev. Gregory C.V. Johnson (with Dr. Robert L. Millet) | PIGOTT AUDITORIUM 104 | Transforming Talk: A Mormon and an Evangelical in ConversationDr. Robert L. Millet (with Rev. Gregory C.V. Johnson) | PIGOTT AUDITORIUM 104 | Transforming Talk: A Mormon and an Evangelical in ConversationLinda Rabben, Ph.D. | SULLIVAN Ct C3 | Give Refuge to the Stranger: From Sanctuary to Asylum and BackSusan Rava, Ph.D. | PIGOTT 205 | God & Alzheimer'sSusan Rich, M.Ed., M.F.A. | PIGOTT 102 | Your Own Private Walden: Poetry As PowerTom Ryan, M.Div. | PIGOTT 200 | This Present Age: Theology, Culture, and the Search for Meaning in a Purpose-Driven WorldBecky Selengut | SULLIVAN Ct C1 | A Chef's Moral Dilemma: Navigating the Waters of Sustainable SeafoodRebecca Walker, M.F.A. | SULLIVAN Ct C5 | Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama: How Enlightened Masculinity Could Save the WorldLee W. Wimberly | SULLIVAN 105 | Exploring the Gap between Science and Religion
Book signing: 1:45 - 2:15 pmSession 3: 2:15 - 3:00 pmProfessor Mark Auslander, Ph.D. | PIGOTT 201 | Faith, Slavery, and Racial Justice: Methodism and Reconciliation in a Georgia CommunityBetsey Beckman, M.M. | PIGOTT 107 | The Dancing Word: Body Wisdom from the WellFr. Nathan G. Castle, O.P. | SULLIVAN 110 | And Toto, Too: "The Wizard of Oz" as a Spiritual AdventureSharon Cumberland, Ph.D. | SULLIVAN Ct C3 | Spiritual Poems for a Secular World: Writing Against the GrainJohn Dear, S.J. | PIGOTT AUDITORIUM 104 | Peacemaking as a Meaningful Way of Life: Writing, Practicing, and Living the Way of Peace and Gospel Non-ViolenceJennifer Anne Grosser | PIGOTT 200 | Displaced: Finding Meaning Outside the Comfort ZoneDavid Guterson | SULLIVAN Ct C5 | A Tranquil StarLesley Hazleton | SULLIVAN Ct C1 | Muhammad on the Mountain: An Attempt to Fathom the UnfathomableKatie Kendrick | PIGOTT 100 | Painting as Poetry: Self Discovery in the Dynamic FlowMichael Lisagor | PIGOTT 103 | Romancing the Buddha: Embracing Buddhism in My Everyday LifeWendy Lustbader, M.S.W. | SULLIVAN 105 | Just in Time: What We Discover About Living WellProfessor Henry Matthews | PIGOTT 205 | The Expression of Islamic Principles and Human Values in the Mosques of IstanbulJan Phillips, M.A. | PIGOTT 208 | No Ordinary Time-The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary CreativityNaseem Rakha | PIGOTT 102 | Looking into the Dark: A Lesson in Forgiving the UnforgivableRabbi Daniel A. Weiner | SULLIVAN Ct C6 | The Good Word?: The Bible as Inspiring Ideal or Primitive Anachronism Book signing: 3:00 - 3:30 pmKeynote 2 (James Martin): 3:30 - 5:00 pmKeynote book signing: 5:00 - 5:30 pm
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