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06.14.17
All Subscriptions, including Create-Your-Own, Now On Sale!

Don't miss our 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season! As a SAL subscriber, you’re guaranteed a year of literary delights, conversation, and connection, and we offer multiple subscription options so you can craft the perfect SAL experience for you. Subscribers also receive exciting benefits including a special 30th Anniversary Season notebook, bookstore discounts, dining deals, no handling fees, and exclusive pre-sales for added events.


Most of our series this season have a name or two you might recognize from the past three decades of SAL, including Ron Chernow, Isabel Allende, and Colson Whitehead in our Literary Arts Series, and Tyehimba Jess in our Poetry Series. This coming season will also feature Viet Thanh Nguyen, Gregory Orr, Janet Mock, Nikki Giovanni, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and many more!


Can't decide which SAL series you want to see most? Create-Your-Own Subscriptions are the perfect way to choose your own literary adventure with any four events in the 2017/18 Season and receive all the benefits of subscribing. Create-Your-Own Subscriptions do not include related books. 


Don't want to miss a single event? Purchase an All SAL Pass and see everything in the 2017/18 Season including added events! All SAL Passes include all related books and receptions with speakers. 


See the full season line-up here. Additional events may be added throughout the season.

07.24.17
Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer
WITS

Mon 9:00 AM \ The Center School
07.31.17
Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer
WITS

Mon 9:00 AM \ The Center School
09.24.17
WITS Anthology Book Launch
WITS

Sun 3:00 PM \ Benaroya Hall

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
09.27.17
2017 Back-to-School Luncheon to support WITS
SAL Presents

Wed 12:00 PM \ Grand Hyatt Seattle
10.04.17
Women You Need to Know: Janet Mock
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
10.09.17
Stephen Burt
Poetry Series

Mon 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
10.18.17
Ron Chernow
Literary\Arts Series

Wed 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
10.18.17
Opening Night Dinner with Ron Chernow
Literary\Arts Series

Wed 9:00 PM \ Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
10.27.17
Sherman Alexie Loves: Nikki Giovanni
SAL Presents

Fri 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
11.05.17
SAL Presents: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates
SAL Presents

Sun 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
11.08.17
Local Voices
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Sorrento Hotel
06.29.17
Save the Date for the 2017 SAL Back-to-School Luncheon

Join us on September 27 for SAL’s Back-to-School Luncheon and help inspire thousands of K-12 students to discover the power of their creative voices.

The event will raise essential funding for SAL’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) program, which matches talented professional writers with local public schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital for year-long writing residencies. Last year WITS writers helped more than 6,000 students at 27 public schools to build self-confidence, community, and essential writing skills as they learned to tell their unique stories through creative writing.

Registration is now open!

06.28.17
SAL Seeks Donor Relations Associate!

We're hiring! SAL is looking for a Donor Relations Associate to join our small but mighty team. Perks include: office dogs to pet, a bright office on 15th in Capitol Hill just a hop away from all the coffee, and of course, all the literary events you could ever hope for. Click here for more information. 

05.18.17
SAL & SPL Announce the Third Year of Summer Book Bingo!

On May 17 at the sold-out event with The Moth Mainstage, Seattle Arts & Lectures and the Seattle Public Library kicked off a third year of free summer reading fun with Summer Book Bingo 2017! Copies of the Adult Book Bingo board will be available at all locations of The Seattle Public Library and for download at the link below. 

 

Bingo began Wednesday, May 17 and runs through Labor Day. All submissions for prizes must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Share your Book Bingo fun with us on social media using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2017.

05.18.17
SAL Announces New Kid Book Bingo for Ages 0-12!

On May 17, Seattle Arts & Lectures debuted a Kids Book Bingo board for young readers ages 0-12! Copies will be available at the SAL offices and for download at the link below!

 

Bingo began Wednesday, May 17 and runs through Labor Day. All submissions for prizes must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Share your Book Bingo fun with us on social media using the hashtag #KidsBookBingoNW.

01.10.17
Camp WITS Registration NOW OPEN!

Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer 

July 24-28 & July 31-August 4, Grades 4-12

Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer returns for a second year of fun-filled creative writing featuring comics, fiction, poetry, and spoken word This year, camp will include two, one-week sessions held from 9:00 am-3:30 pm at The Center School in the Armory of the Seattle Center. Each day will include on-site guided writing time and field trips to the many art, park, and urban offerings surrounding Seattle Center! Taught by accomplished WITS Writers-in-Residence, youth will learn new ways to express their authentic voices while finding fun and joy in the writing process. Campers will make new friends and become part of a community of young writers from across the city. Camp concludes with celebratory readings open to family and friends.