Seattle University presents…
Search for Meaning Festival
Saturday, February 25th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at Seattle University
Search for Meaning is Seattle University’s annual community festival dedicated to topics surrounding the human quest for meaning, and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life. Hosted on the university’s campus, Search for Meaning draws over 50 nationally and internationally acclaimed authors and artists for an interactive, introspective experience. Authors include 24 award winners, 4 New York Times bestsellers, and 3 Pulitzer Prize winners.
The Festival Features:
*Author presentations on topics including social justice, cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue, homelessness, leadership, poetry, culinary arts, and sustainability
*Keynote presentations by three New York Times bestselling authors:
- Matthew Desmond, PhD | “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”: Desmond is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences (a Sociologist!) and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. He received his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his primary teaching areas are in urban sociology, poverty, race and ethnicity, organizations and work, social theory, and ethnography.
- Anthony Doerr | “All the Light We Cannot See”: Doerr is an American author of novels and short stories. His novel All the Light We Cannot See won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015. He’s a graduate of University School, Bowdoin College, and earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University.
- Margot Lee Shetterly | “Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race”: Shertterly is also the founder of The Human Computer Project, an endeavor that is recovering the names and accomplishments of all the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers at NACA and NASA from the 1930s through the 1980s. She’s a graduate of University of Virginia. Hidden Figures is now a Major Motion Picture, which opened in January and is nominate for Best Picture in the 2017 Oscars!
*Pop-up book shop featuring author book signings
*Art exhibit highlighting works of existential reflection
*Gripping documentary theater performance of Re-Entry by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez (For ticketing click here)
*Mobile Mavens food trucks and Bon Appétit campus cafes