SU Book Festival Draws International Authors

By Hannah Crivello
Photo Credit: Chris J. Taylor

Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry hosted the fourth annual "Search for Meaning Book Festival" earlier this month. The annual Festival is one of the nation’s biggest of its kind, featuring more than 40 nationally and internationally known authors. It inspires great conversations, reflections and connections year-round on the meaning that shapes our lives.

More than 2,500 participants swarmed the campus for a full day of events, which included: a breakfast for School of Theology and Ministry alumni, three general sessions given by the authors, two keynote speaker sessions— Mary Oliver and James Martin, S.J., a Mormon and Evangelical dialogue session, a lunch for the Priests of Diocese with James Martin, S.J., a post-lecture dinner with Mary Oliver, book signings and interactive art expression for attendees.

For more information on year-round content related to the search for meaning, visit: or become a Twitter follower, @SFMbookFestival.

The 2013 Search for Meaning Book Festival will once again have a diverse group of authors exploring the human search for meaning on issues of faith, spirituality and social justice. One of the 2013 keynote speakers will be internationally acclaimed writer and scholar, Reza Aslan.



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