Upcoming SAL Events

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A Conversation with Zadie Smith

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Zadie Smith is one of the world’s preeminent fiction and non-fiction writers. Her novels include White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and Swing Time, among others; and her many non-fiction works on a range of subjects from pop culture to politics are collected in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and 2018’s Feel Free.

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An Evening with Dean Baquet & Marty Baron

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:30 pm

Journalism

Two of the leading voices in journalism, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, and Marty Baron, the executive editor of the Washington Post, will be in conversation about the importance of investigative journalism and the path forward for media in this political era.

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Local Voices

Monday, March 11, 2019 7:30 pm

Free Events

Local Voices presents a unique opportunity to eavesdrop on the works of SAL’s Writers in the Schools resident writers.

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Ilya Kaminsky

Monday, April 1, 2019 7:30 pm

Poetry

Ilya Kaminsky is a hard of hearing Russian-Jewish-American poet, critic, translator, and professor, whose latest collection, Deaf Republic (2019), is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.

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Words Matter 2019 Benefit Gala & Literary Auction

Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:00 pm

Fundraisers

Save the Date for Words Matter 2019

Thursday, April 4

6:00 to 9:30 pm

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Words Matter is SAL’s most important fundraising event of the year, raising more than $300,000 to inspire people of all generations and backgrounds in our community with the change-making power of words.

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Tara Westover

Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Tara Westover is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey, as told in her internationally acclaimed memoir, Educated.

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region.

Literary Arts

A Conversation with Zadie Smith

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 pm

Zadie Smith is one of the world’s preeminent fiction and non-fiction writers. Her novels include White TeethThe Autograph ManOn Beauty, and Swing Time, among others; and her many non-fiction works on a range of subjects from pop culture to politics are collected in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and 2018’s Feel Free.

Journalism

Kara Swisher

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:30 pm

Interested in the role of social media in our current political landscape, or in more accountability in the tech industry? Kara Swisher has been called “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist” (New York Magazine) and the “grumpy lady of tech” (by herself). Swisher, known for hard-hitting interviews with tech’s most influential people, is the editor at large of Recode and host of the Recode Decode podcast.

Podcast

Jane Hirshfield

On the latest episode of SAL’s podcast, we hear from poet Jane Hirshfield, who joined us in March 2009 at Benaroya Hall for a reading spanning across her career, and for a discussion on the importance of inviting the intimacies of poetry and finding ways to say “yes” to the difficult.