Upcoming SAL Events

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Monday, May 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is known for poems that braid three cultures – Filipino, Indian, and American – and that are bright, accessible, and lush. This reading will be followed by a Q&A moderated by poet Jane Wong.

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The Moth Mainstage

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. This year’s theme: “Save me!”

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Youth Poet Laureate Commencement

Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:00 am

Youth Programs

Come see the unveiling of the new 2018/19 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and Ambassador at the Northwest Folklife Festival, where all eight youth finalists will read from their work, and the new Youth Poet Laureate will be crowned!

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WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join us for an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! Student writers from 27 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.

 

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WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools

Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join us for an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! Student writers from 27 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Monday, October 1, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She will speak on her forthcoming book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which will explore presidential leadership throughout history.

Seattle Arts & Lectures is a non-profit organization that champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region.

Blog

How to Listen to Water

In this special feature from Poetry Northwest, contributor Michelle Peñaloza reviews Oceanic, the latest collection by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. “The whole of Oceanic,” Michelle writes, “reads like a favorite record you put on and lie on the rug to listen to; you relish the whole experience, but you sit up and rest on your elbows when your favorite tracks strike up.”

SAL Presents

The Moth Mainstage

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30 pm

Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. This year’s theme is “Save me!” and the event will feature host Peter Aguero, and storytellers David Montgomery, Dylan Park, and Patty Schemel, with two more storytellers to be announced.