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Balcony Seats for A Conversation with Tom Hanks Now Available!
11.09.17
Balcony Seats for A Conversation with Tom Hanks Now Available!

Due to high demand, we’re excited to release more seats for this conversation! Balcony tickets are now available for purchase at lectures.org or contact the SAL Box Office at 206.621.2230 x10. 

 

All tickets include a copy of Hanks’ book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories.

 

Tickets available here!

Uncommon Type is Hanks’ first book and was published in October to rave reviews. The book contains seventeen stories, each in some way involving a different typewriter (Hanks is an avid collector of vintage typewriters and owns over one hundred of them). Hanks began writing the book in 2015. “In the two years of working on the stories,” said Hanks, “I made movies in New York, Berlin, Budapest, and Atlanta and wrote in all of them. I wrote in hotels during press tours. I wrote on vacation. I wrote on planes, at home, and in the office. When I could actually make a schedule, and keep to it, I wrote in the mornings from nine to one.”

Ann Patchett commented that “Reading Tom Hanks's Uncommon Type is like finding out that Alice Munro is also the greatest actress of our time.” And Kirkus Reviews wrote “While these stories have the all-American sweetness, humor, and heart we associate with his screen roles, Hanks writes like a writer, not a movie star.” And Steve Martin said, “It turns out that Tom Hanks is also a wise and hilarious writer with an endlessly surprising mind. Damn it.”

 

Purchase your tickets here!

This event cannot be included as part of a Create-Your-Own Subscription or Flex Pass. 

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Heartfelt Thanks for an Amazing Year

As we celebrate Seattle Arts & Lectures’ 30th Anniversary Season, we’re giving heartfelt thanks to you for your support! Our 2016/17 Annual Report highlights the amazing work that you've made possible over the past year. And looking forward, we are delighted to share our new Vision 2020 plan--a three-year strategic plan that allows us to take risks, be brave, and create change.

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Words Matter 2018
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Join us for a fun-filled celebration of SAL’s 30th Anniversary and be a champion for the literary arts in our community!

The evening will feature an auction of extraordinary literary experiences and treasures, an elegant meal, and an inspiring celebration of local literary champions.

Registration & Information 

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2017 Flex Passes On Sale Now!

Give a Golden Ticket!


A SAL Flex Pass is your ticket to conversation, connection, and inspiration.


Available for a limited time only, SAL's 4-Part Flex Pass gives you four tickets to use any way you like. Treat yourself with tickets to four different lectures or readings; bring a friend to two events; or get a group of four together for a night out on the literary town. Whether for yourself or a friend, the gift of a SAL Flex Pass is a wonderful way to share a little inspiration and delight.


Order by December 18th to receive your Flex Pass in the mail in time for Christmas or December 4th to receive your Flex Pass in time for the first night of Hanukkah. All orders must be made by noon on December 23rd. 

 

A Conversation with Tom Hanks and events that have previously sold out cannot be included as part of a Flex Pass. 

 

Questions? Contact the SAL Box Office at sal@lectures.org or 206.621.2230 x10.

 

Purchase your Flex Pass here!