2018 Schedule

Saturday February 24, 2018




 Engineering Building Lobby & East Gallery




9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Cynthia Barnett, MA | Rain: A History for Stormy Times | Sullivan Ct C5

Dave Boling | Spotlighting Forgotten Injustices Through Historical Fiction | Pigott 108

Jessica Bruder, MS | Nomadland: Surviving in the Shadow of the American Economy | Sullivan Ct C6

Gloria J. Burgess, PhD | Legacy: Writing on the Canvas of Eternity | Sullivan 109

The Rev. Dr. Sathianathan Clarke, ThD | Competing Fundamentalisms: The Violent Face of Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism | Sullivan Ct C1

Maria Massi Dakake, PhD | “The Words of God Will Not Be Exhausted”: Contemplating the Qur’an in the Contemporary Context | Pigott 305

Tanya Erzen, PhD | God Behind Bars: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in an Age of Mass Incarceration | Pigott 304

Elizabeth Ford, MD | Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward | Pigott 102

Estelle Frankel, MS, MFT | Wisdom of “Not Knowing”: Spiritual Tools for Thriving in These Uncertain Times | Sullivan 110

Greg Garrett, MDiv, PhD | Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse | Fine Arts - Vachon Gallery

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD | Poetic Subjectivities | Sullivan Ct C3

Ernestine Hayes, MFA | The Tao of Raven, An Alaska Native Memoir | Pigott 103

Azeem Ibrahim, PhD | Rohingya: The World's Most Persecuted Minority | Pigott 104 - Auditorium

Margot Kahn, MFA |  Home: A Four-Letter Word | Pigott 201

The Rev. Dr. Eric Law, DD | Holy Currency Exchange: Stories, Songs, Actions, and Vision of Sustainable Ministries | Pigott 202

SJ Sindu, PhD | Faithless Fiction: Writing About Religion from an Atheist Perspective | Pigott 109

Norman H. Stamper, PhD | Policing in the Age of Trump | Pigott 200

Cynthia Trenshaw, MthS | Meeting in the Margins: An Invitation to Encounter Society's Invisible People | Pigott 101

Paul Woodruff, PhD | Reverence in Leadership  | Pigott 100


Book Signing

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Session 1 Authors | Pigott First Floor Atrium 

Keynote Presentations & Q&A

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor | Redeeming Darkness: A Spirituality for the Night Times | Campion Ballroom

Ruth Ozeki | A Tale for the Time Being | Pigott 104 - Auditorium

Keynote Book Signing

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor | Campion Lobby

Ruth Ozeki | Pigott First Floor Atrium



1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Marwa Al-Sabouni, PhD | Country in the Waiting: On Attachment, Loss, and Home | Pigott 104 - Auditorium - via video and Skype

Matthew Amster-Burton | Not Just Noise Candy: Music and Meaning in the Grunge Era | Sullivan Ct C3

Anuk Arudpragasam, MA, MPhil | Leaving the World: Some Reflections on Religion and Trauma | Pigott 200

Erica Bauermeister, PhD | The Unsettling Role of Empathy in Fiction | Pigott 304

Moustafa Bayoumi | How Does It Feel To Be a Problem? Being Young and Muslim in America Today | Sullivan Ct C1

Laurie Frankel, MA | This Is How It Always Is: Replacing Either/Or With In-Between | Pigott 100

Ginny Gilder | From the Ethereal to the Concrete: The Efficacy of Memoir in the Search For Meaning | Pigott 305

Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz, PhD | Ignatian Exegesis: A Postcolonial Exploration of the Use of the Gospels in the Spiritual Exercises | Pigott 109

Trudy A. James, MRE and Phyllis Shacter | Expanding End of Life Choices | Pigott 103

Waqas Khwaja, PhD | Poetry in a World of Fractured Realities | Pigott 108

Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews, MDiv | Trouble the Water: Disrupting Empire, Cultivating Beloved Community | Pigott 201

May McCarthy | The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance and Freedom | Pigott 202

Devin E. Naar, PhD | Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Modern Mediterranean World | Pigott 101

Brenda Peterson | The Spirit and Return of the Wild Wolf | Pigott 102

Elizabeth Rosner | How Do We Heal the Wounds of History? Understanding and Addressing Intergenerational Trauma | Sullivan Ct C6

Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD, LMFT | Sex, God, and the Conservative Church – How the Religious Right and Moral Majority Increased America’s Sexual Shame and Diminished Capacity for Intimacy | Sullivan 110

Sarah Sentilles, ThD | I Don't Even Know You: Otherness, Ethics, and Art | Fine Arts - Vachon Gallery

Nisi Shawl | Everyone Has Ancestors: Rooted Understanding of Afro-Diasporic Religions | Sullivan 109

Toni Tipton-Martin | Break Every Chain: The Jemima Code Reveals the Servant's Heart Behind the Stereotype | Sullivan Ct C5


Book Signing

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.


Session 2 Authors | Pigott First Floor Atrium 



2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Lorraine K. Bannai, JD | Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu’s Quest for Justice | Sullivan 109

Marcia Bartusiak, MS | Einstein's Unfinished Symphony: The Story of a Gamble, Two Black Holes, and a New Age of Astronomy | Sullivan Ct C1

Sharon Cumberland, PhD | “Strange with Age”: Using Poetry to Cope with the March of Time | Pigott 304

Robin DiAngelo, PhD | What Does It Mean to Be White? | Sullivan Ct C6

Omar El Akkad | Dangerous Fiction: Stories of the Displaced and Placeless | Sullivan Ct C3

Frances FitzGerald | Evangelicals and the Religious Imagination | Pigott 104 -Auditorium

Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, ATR-BC | Thriving Resilience: Findings from Memory Reconsolidation Research | Pigott 109

Hedgebrook Author Panel - Ruby Hansen Murray, MFA, LaShawnDa Pittman, PhD, and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, MFA | Women Authoring Change | Sullivan Ct C5

Josh Larsen | Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings | Pigott 108

Jeremy Lent, MBA | Patterns of Meaning: Tracing How Different Conceptions of the Universe Have Shaped History | Pigott 101

Sue Magrath, MC | Meaning in the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse | Pigott 102

D.L. Mayfield | Downward Mobility: How to Not Assimilate Into the American Dream to Save Your Soul | Pigott 100

Rev. Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, PhD | The Slow Work of God: Reaching Out to the “Nones” | Pigott 305

Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD | A Clan Mother's Call: Reconstructing the Cultural Memory of the Haudenosaunee | Pigott 202

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou | The Task of the Artist in the Time of Monsters | Pigott 103

Samrat Upadhyay | Monkeys, Gods, and Ganja: Spiritual Tripping to Nepal | Pigott 200

Heather R. White, MDiv, PhD | The Surprising Short History of Today's Traditional Morality - Rethinking America's Religious and Sexual Past | Pigott 201

Rabbi Elana Zaiman | How Do We Connect with the People We Love in These Disconnected Times? | Sullivan 110

Book Signing

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.


Session 3 Authors | Pigott First Floor Atrium 


Keynote Presentation & Q&A

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II & Taylor Branch | Dismantling American Racism: Past & Present | Campion Ballroom


Keynote Book Signing

5:45 - 6:15 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II & Taylor Branch | Campion Lobby