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Ron Chernow Kicks of the 2017/18 Literary Arts Series Oct. 18!
09.19.17
Ron Chernow Kicks of the 2017/18 Literary Arts Series Oct. 18!

First featured at SAL in the 1999/00 Season, Ron Chernow returns with his new book, a sweeping portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow's past subjects include George Washington, John D. Rockefeller, and Alexander Hamilton (the biography that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit musical Hamilton)Since 2009, Chernow has been the historical consultant for Lin-Manuel Miranda on the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton. In May 2015, as a member of the show’s creative team, Chernow was a recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.

 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has hailed Chernow as “one of the pre-eminent biographers of his generation” and, as a 2015 National Humanities Medal recipient, he has been praised by the National Endowment for the Humanities for “bringing our Nation’s story to life. Through his examination of America’s successful giants and titans, [Chernow] invites his readers to discover their failures and foibles, uncovering enduring lessons that inform our modern era.”

 

A frequent contributor to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, Chernow is a familiar figure on national radio and television shows, and has appeared in numerous documentaries. He has served as president of PEN American Center, the country’s pre-eminent organization of authors. He also sits on the executive board of the Society of American Historians and is a fellow of the New York Academy of History. He recently joined the board of trustees of Humanity in Action, a global human rights organization that educates and connects young people seeking to become leaders on human and minority rights. In recent years, he has received honorary doctorates from Marymount Manhattan College, Hamilton College, Long Island University, Washington College, Skidmore College, and Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.  

 

A Q&A discussion will follow the event moderated by Margaret O'Mara, Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington.

 

More information and tickets here

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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
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
11.13.17
A.E. Stallings
Poetry Series

Mon 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
11.14.17
SAL Presents: An Evening with Reza Aslan
SAL Presents

Tue 7:30 PM \ Susan Brotman Auditorium at McCaw Hall
11.28.17
Isabel Allende
Literary\Arts Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
11.30.17
Hinge: Kevin Young
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
06.29.17
Just a Few Seats Left for the WITS Back-to-School Luncheon

Please join us on September 27 to empower the creative voices of thousands of local youth through SAL’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) program! You’ll be delighted, challenged and inspired by the talented and passionate student writers who will take the stage.


Wednesday, September 27
at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.
Registration opens at 11:30 am
Program is from noon to 1:00 pm


There is no ticket price; all guests will be invited to make a donation and help send our talented WITS writers back-to-school this fall to inspire more than 6,000 K-12 students.



Register at lectures.org/WITSlunch.
Questions? Call 206-621-2230 or email lskooglund@lectures.org.

09.19.17
Summer Book Bingo 2017 By the Numbers

10,870: Number of books read
668: Number of bingo entries
323: Number of blackout cards


Congratulations to Seattle readers! And a huge thank you to those who joined us to celebrate on Wednesday at the Seattle Central Library with bingo cake, exciting suggestions for next summer, and enthusiastic connections over great summer reads.

 

You're all winners, of course, but a few people won gift cards to independent bookstores (congrats to Becky, Elizabeth, Amy, Ele, Joanna, Beverly, Colleen, Suzie, Brenda and Alexa) and Sara is the lucky winner of the grand prize of tickets to Seattle Arts & Lectures entire 2017-2018 series.


Thank you from all of us at SAL for a sunny season of fabulous reading fun. See you next summer!