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Subscriptions Now On Sale for SAL's 30th Anniversary Season!
06.14.17
Subscriptions Now On Sale for SAL's 30th Anniversary Season!

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
09.27.17
SAL Presents: 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 (Steph) 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
10.27.17
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
11.13.17
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
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.

05.23.17
Tickets Still Available for A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor TONIGHT!

Join us this evening at Town Hall for A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor!

 

Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. 


You know him from his breakout role as Hank Kingsley from The Larry Sanders Show, his outrageous turn as George Bluth on Arrested Development, and his Emmy Award-winning performance as Maura Pfefferman on Transparent. A Broadway star, a television legend, an accomplished screen actor whose singular wit and heartrending performances have been entertaining audiences for more than four decades, but the question remains: who is Jeffrey Tambor?

In his illuminating, often hilarious, and always unflinchingly honest book, Are You Anybody?: A Memoir, Tambor looks back at the key moments in his life that taught him about creativity and play and pain and fear. The son of what you might call “eccentric” Russian and Hungarian Jewish parents, Tambor grew up in San Francisco a husky kid with a lisp who suffered in his “otherness,” and found salvation in the theater.

Jeffrey Tambor is an accomplished actor known for his unforgettable comedic roles on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, the long-running Fox series Arrested Development, and the Golden Globe Award-winning Transparent, for which he has won Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. Tambor lives in Los Angeles, California.

Tambor will be presented in conversation with local entertainment writer, Melanie McFarland. 


Tickets include a copy of Tambor's new book Are You Anybody?: A Memoir.


More information here

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.