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Search for Meaning Festival


The Search for Meaning Festival has evolved into a signature Seattle University event. Launched in 2009, the festival features a veritable who's who of the literary and scholarly worlds, with over 50 best-selling authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more. The Festival has drawn over 425 distinguished authors to campus, including 24 award winners, four New York Times best-sellers, three Pulitzer Prize winners and the author of a major motion picture. Past guests include Mary Oliver, James Martin, S.J., Michael Chabon, Sherman Alexie and Anne Lamott.
Browse through past Search for Meaning author and artist presenters below.