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Reza Aslan, PIGOTT OVERFLOW: Search for Meaning Book Festival 2013
Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
Seattle, WA
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Reza Aslan, PIGOTT OVERFLOW: Search for Meaning Book Festival 2013
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Saturday March 9, 2013
3:30-5:00pm Reza Aslan
5:00-5:30pm Book Signing
Seattle University Campus, Pigott Building - Overflow

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Reza Aslan is the author of the international bestseller No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which has been named by Blackwell Publishers as one of the 100 most important books of the last decade. It's now available in thirteen languages, and was re-released with new content to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11. He is also the author of How to Win a Cosmic War, a contributing editor to The Daily Beast, and a member of many prominent foreign relations and policy councils. He is also the editor of two volumes: Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, and Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalties, Contentions, and Complexities. These literary anthologies use the arts to bridge the gap of understanding between East and West, and to strengthen Jewish and Muslim relations.

Reza Aslan appears regularly in the media, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report among other high profile outlets. In the corporate realm, Aslan is President and CEO of Aslan Media Inc., which runs BoomGen Studios, a unique media company focused entirely on entertainment about the Greater Middle East and its Diaspora communities. He has degrees in Religion from Santa Clara University, Harvard, and UC Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, where he was named the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction.

The Search for Meaning Book Festival, now in its fifth year, is hosted by Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, as a service to the community. The Festival gathers locally, nationally and internationally renowned authors on issues of spirituality, faith and social justice. The 2013 Festival keynote speakers are Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon, interviewed live on stage by National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie, and internationally renown writer and scholar Reza Aslan.
The Festival highlights 40+ authors in session, both men and women, represent a range of belief systems and faith traditions, including but not limited to: Christian (Catholic & every Protestant denomination, including non-denominational and Evangelical), Spiritual but not religious, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Unitarian Universalist, Mormon and Agnostic.

These 2013 General Session authors include Egyptian poet Maged Zaher, social change writer Leticia Nieto, and sustainable food writer Becky Selengut.

Live artists and musicians expressing their search for meaning and interactive art areas for participants will also be featured. All authors are available for book signings. Elliott Bay Book Company and Seattle University Bookstore will provide books for purchase.

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Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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Arts > Literary
Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops
Other > Festivals
Other > Spiritual

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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