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Come to the Seattle Pacific University Library to hear members of the SPU community share scholarly and creative works in progress. Bring your curiosity and join in conversations about the discovery, creation, and sharing of knowledge.

Where: Library Reading Room, Main Floor (Wheelchair Accessible)
Cost: Free

Note: Jennifer Maier will be speaking on May 22nd instead of May 1st.

Zeek Earl, SHEP Films

Thursday, April 24
12–12:50 p.m.

Indie Filmmaking in Seattle

We'll have a casual conversation about the creative process of Shep Film's latest sci-fi short film "Prospect" which recently premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and was directed by two SPU grads, as well as the general culture and climate of filmmaking in Seattle.

Kimberly Segall, English

Thursday, May 8
12–12:50 p.m.

Performing Democracy: Women in the Arab Spring

A newsflash shows a woman, beaten by police during mass protests, then the image fades out, leaving us with scenes of violence, gender, and democratic transition.  But are we missing pieces? After working as an activist and volunteer in Middle Eastern and African communities over the past two decades, and based on cultural research from her book Performing Democracy, Dr Kimberly Segall will speak on an alternative lens.


Bruce Baker, Business Ethics, and Adam Arabian, Engineering

Thursday, May 15
3–3:50 p.m.

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship and the imago Dei

Musing on practical implications of theological insights regarding human creativity and entrepreneurial activity for the sake of the common good. In addition to sharing recent scholarship, Bruce and Adam will offer some suggestions for SPU’s unique role and opportunity to initiate new ventures.


Jennifer Maier, English

Thursday, May 22
3–3:50 p.m.

Now, Now: Selected Poems and Conversation

Now, Now is concerned with questions of time and memory: how our perceptions are shaped, moment by moment, within the continuous meeting of past and future—of what happened, and what has not yet happened, but will.

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