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 in the navigation bar on the left.