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Search for Meaning Festival

Search for Meaning 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015
REGISTRATION   Registration Tent | Outside Pigott Building
SESSION 1
Presentations
9:00am-10:00am

Fred Bahnson MTS | Soil and Sacrament: Food, Faith, and Growing Heaven on Earth | Pigott 103
Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen MD | Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman | Pigott Auditorium
Rebecca Brown | MYSTERIOUS: a reading of new fiction and poetry writing | Pigott 100
J. Spencer Fluhman PhD | A Peculiar  People: Mormons and the Problem of American Religions Freedom | Pigott 107
Rick Grant MA, LMHCA | Seattle's Churches: Ministry, Legacy, and Amazing Architecture | Pigott 106
Randy Harrington PhD; Carmen E. Voilleque | EVOLUTIONARIES: The Art & Science of Leading Transformative Change | Pigott 102
Lyanda Lynn Haupt MA | Nature, Wildness, and the Crafting of a Creative Life | Pigott 101
Tina Kelley | Poverty and Poetry: Bearing Witness through the Written Word | Sullivan 110
Rev Dr Eric H.F. Law MDiv, DD | Holy Currencies: Six Blessing for Sustainable and Missional Ministries | Sullivan Ct C1
Jen Marlowe | Reflections on Resistance: Palestine, Darfur and the Death Penalty | Sullivan Ct C5
Kenneth V. Peterson MA, OblSB | Prayer as Night Falls: Seeking the Numinous at the End of the Day | Sullivan 105  
Laura Swan OSB | The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement | Sullivan Ct C6
Helen Szablya Hon. Consul General of Hungary | From Refugee Escapee, to Consul General of Hungary: One Woman's Exciting Journey | Pigott 109
Rev Thomas L. Vandenberg Mdiv, MA | The Surprising Sacrament of Matrimony; What difference does it make? | Sullivan Ct C3

Book Signing
10:00am-10:30am

Session 1 Authors | Pigott First Floor Atrium

Keynote Presentation and Q&A
10:45am-12:00pm

Paul Vallely CMG FRSA | Francis—The Pope of Surprises | Campion Ballroom 

Keynote Book Signing
12:00pm-12:30pm

Paul Vallely CMG FRSA | Campion Ballroom 

Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm
Lunch Break
SESSION 2
1:00pm-2:00pm

Jan Alkire BS in Physical Medicine | Sharing Your Stories, Creating Your Legacy | Pigott 105
Ruth Broyde Sharone | Minefields & Miracles: Why God and Allah Need to Talk, Tales of One Woman’s Risky Global Adventure in Interfaith | Sullivan 109
Colette Casavant MAPS; Joelle Pretty MA | Questioning for Purpose: A Workshop on Career & Life Change Discernment | Pigott 101
Dana Greene PhD | Denise Levertov: Poet and Pilgrim | Pigott 107
Nicola Griffith | Hild: The Woman Who Changed the World 1400 Years Ago | Pigott 103
Chris Hoke MFA ; Fred Bahnson MTS | Jails, Gardens, & the Hunger in Our Stories: The Making of Two Spiritual Autobiographies | Sullivan 105
Peggy Kelsey | Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women | Pigott 106
David Laskin MA | From Family History to World History: Finding, facing and telling the stories that connect us all | Sullivan Ct C1
Gregory Orfalea MFA | Junipero Serra: an Alternate Foundation Story for The United States
| Pigott 100
Rev Bruce Reyes-Chow  Ddiv | But I Don't See You As Asian: Curating Conversations About Race | Sullivan Ct C3
Rosette Royale | Sacred journalism: Touching the untouchable in newspaper writing | Sullivan 110
Mary Doria Russell | Jewish Survival in Nazi-Occupied Italy-What Went Right in Italy?
| Sullivan Ct C5
Dorothy Van Soest MSW, PhD | Forgiveness, Destiny and the True Nature of Justice | Sullivan Ct C7
Roy I. Rochon Wilson Honorary Chief, Cowlitz Indian Tribe | Native American Culture and Spirituality As Related to Other Cultures and Religions | Pigott 102
Nancy Pearl MLS, MA | My Reading Life | Pigott Auditorium

Book Signing
2:00pm-2:30pm
Session 2 Authors | Pigott First Floor Atrium
SESSION 3
Author Presentations
2:30pm-3:30pm

Adam Bucko | Occupy Spirituality: Radical Aliveness for Changing the World | Sullivan 109
Susanne Braham MA; Abigail Carter; Connie Fisher; Donna Hilbert MA; Kristine Shorey Forbes MBA | Writing Through Grief,’ a discussion with four contributors to the new anthology, The Widows’ Handbook  | Pigott 103
Geri Marr Burdman PhD | Search for Significance: Finding Meaning in Times of Change, Challenge, and Chaos | Pigott 105
Brian Doyle | A Book of Uncommon Prayer: A Reading From My Work | Pigott 101  Ru Freeman | Our Words, Our Selves | Sullivan 105
Chad Stephen Hamill PhD | Our Spirituality is Sung: Locating the Musical Middle Ground Between Indians and Priests in the Columbia Plateau | Pigott 107
Michael Heyn MA | Breaking Down Inequality: A Global Challenge-Coming Together of Rich and Poor | Sullivan Ct C1
Linda Lawrence Hunt PhD | Pilgrimage through Loss: Pathways to strength and Renewal after Life's Shipwrecks | Sullivan Ct C6
David M. Levy PhD | Mindful Tech: Finding Contemplative Balance with and through Our Digital Devices | Pigott 106  
May McCarthy | The Path to Wealth: How to Turn Intuition into Profits!  /  Seven Spiritual Steps to Financial Abundance | Sullivan Ct C5
Patricia O'Connell Killen PhD; Roberta Stringham Brown PhD | Deep Impulses in Pacific Northwest Catholicism, Then and Now | Pigott 109
Father Timothy Radcliffe OP | How Can Christians Touch the Imagination of Our Contemporaries? | Pigott Auditorium  (This presentation ends at 3:45pm)
Jennie Shortridge | Fiction is a Conversation: The Healing Power of Writing and Reading Novels | Pigott 100
Indu Sundaresan | Before the Brown Sahib, the imperfect gentleman: An Indian Maharajah at Queen Victoria's court prior to the British domination of India | Sullivan Ct C3
Teresa Tamura | Healing Properties of Art: Documenting Minidoka War Relocation Center | Sullivan 110
Maged Zaher | If Reality Doesn't Work Out | Sullivan Ct C7
Alex Tizon
| How Exile and Alienation Saved My Life | Pigott 102

Book Signing
3:30-4:00pm
Session 3 Authors | Pigott First Floor Atrium
Keynote Presentation and Q&A
4:15pm-5:30pm
Krista Tippett | The Adventure of Civility | Campion Ballroom
Keynote Book Signing
5:30pm-6:00pm

Krista Tippett | Campion Ballroom