Upcoming SAL Events

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Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

This event is sold out, but we will be running a standby line at the Benaroya Box Office starting at 6pm; cash preferred. Renowned American novelist Barbara Kingsolver, author of the instant classics Flight Behavior, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Lacuna, will speak with SAL Executive Director Ruth Dickey about her life in reading and writing, as well as her forthcoming novel, Unsheltered.

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Local Voices

Monday, November 5, 2018 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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Pete Souza

Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. His new book, Shade (October 2018), is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions between the Obama and Trump administrations.

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Danez Smith

Monday, November 26, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer and performer. Their most recent collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award.

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Local Voices

Wednesday, January 16, 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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Katherine Boo

Monday, January 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Katherine Boo is an internationally celebrated journalist on a quest to amplify the voices of underprivileged populations. Boo’s forthcoming book explores social mobility in low-income families, drawing on years of intimate reporting in African-American neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

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.

Literary Arts

Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:30 pm

Renowned novelist Barbara Kingsolver, the author of the instant classics Flight Behavior, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Lacuna, will speak about her life in reading and writing, as well as her forthcoming novel, Unsheltered.

SAL Presents

Pete Souza

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 7:30 pm

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. His new book, Shade (October 2018), is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions between the Obama and Trump administrations.

Poetry

Danez Smith

Monday, November 26, 2018, 7:30 pm

Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer and slam performer. Their most recent collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. Lit Hub says of the collection: “Aching and elegiac, these poems bless our world in all its ruin, beg it to be otherwise, and begin the bloody work of writing it anew.”

Podcast

Lucie Brock-Broido

When Lucie Brock-Broido, poet of the witching hour, sadly passed away in March 2018, we released audio of her reading “Infinite Riches in the Smallest Room,” a title that’s an apt description of her entire body of work. Now, in our latest episode of SAL/on air, our podcast for book lovers, we are delighted to share her SAL reading in its entirety, which took place on April 2015 at Chihuly Garden and Glass.