Search for Meaning Festival 2017 with MATTHEW DESMOND, ANTHONY DOERR & MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY at Seattle University
Seattle University’s 8th annual community festival dedicated to topics surrounding the human quest for meaning and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life returns this February. Hosted on the university’s campus, Search for Meaning draws more than 50 nationally and internationally acclaimed authors and artists presenting on topics including social justice, cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue, homelessness, leadership, poetry, culinary arts and sustainability. This year’s morning (10:45am) keynote presentations are by Matthew Desmond, sociologist and author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, followed by an afternoon (4:15pm) keynote speech by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See. Pop-up book shop featuring author book signings; art exhibit highlighting works of existential reflection and a documentary theater performance of Re-Entry by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez. Advanced tickets for the entire day ($12.50) are strongly encouraged and are available via www.SeattleU.Edu/SearchforMeaning though walk in admissions will also be available.