Seattle University Search for Meaning Book Festival

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About Us

About the Festival

The Search for Meaning Book Festival has evolved into a signature Seattle University event. Launched in 2009, the festival feature's a veritable who's who of the literary and scholarly worlds, with best-selling authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more descending on campus for a day of readings, keynote addresses and book signings. This year, more than 40+ authors will be on hand to share their latest works with festival-goers.

To Volunteer

The Search for Meaning Book Festival is a free public event open to the campus and greater community. The festival is Saturday, February 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on the Seattle University campus. We count on over 200 volunteers to make this event possible! To register to volunteer visit

Volunteers receive entry to the festival, a meal voucher, free parking, and other amenities.

Who's Who of the Literary World

The Search for Meaning Book Festival has brought a distinguished list of authors to campus, from New York Times best-sellers to a Pulitzer Prize winner. Past guests include Mary Oliver, James Martin, S.J., Michael Chabon, Sherman Alexie and Anne Lamott.

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