Upcoming SAL Events

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Madeleine Albright

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Madeleine Albright was America’s first-ever female Secretary of State. Now, in Fascism: A Warning, she gives us an urgent examination of Fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. All tickets will be sold through www.stgpresents.org.

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National Poetry Month at Seattle Children’s

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join WITS Writers-in-Residence Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick, along with the students, staff, physicians, and family of young writers at Seattle Children’s for a community reading in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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Local Voices

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Free Events

Eavesdrop into the works of SAL’s Writers in the Schools resident writers as these local acclaimed novelists, poets, essayists and storytellers come together and read from their own works-in-progress.

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Of an Impossible Country: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora

Friday, April 27, 2018 7:30 pm


SAL and Copper Canyon Press present three contemporary Latinx poets whose work challenges and illuminates the notion of border-crossing.

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An Evening with Jenny Han & Nicola Yoon

Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Join us for an exciting conversation with two New York Times best-selling young adult authors Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon, moderated by Martha Brockenbrough.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, May 7, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Author of The Sympathizer, Nothing Ever Dies, and The Refugees, scholar, and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Viet Thanh Nguyen deftly lays bare the Vietnamese-American experience across genres.

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

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, May 7, 2018, 7:30 pm

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016, for what the Pulitzer Prize Citation observed as “a layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a ‘man of two minds’—and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.”

Women You Need to Know

Ariel Levy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ariel Levy is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of two books: Female Chauvinist Pigs, a classic work on gender and the rise of “raunch culture,” and, published this year, the searing memoir The Rules Do Not Apply.


Are You the Next Seattle Youth Poet Laureate?

Attention all young poets, rappers, leaders, and activists, ages 14-19 and living in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region! Are you interested in representing the city as the 2018/19 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate? WITS is now accepting applications for this year’s Youth Poet Laureate, which will be open from March 23 – April 23, 2018.