Note that additional information on current SAL speakers can be found on the Season page by clicking on individual authors' names.
At the annual Words Matter benefit gala on March 23, 2017, SAL will present the fourth annual Sherry Prowda Literary Champion Award to Karen Maeda Allman, Community Relations and Events Coordinator, and Bookseller at Elliott Bay Book Company, and Billie Swift, John Marshall & Christine Deavel, new owner and immediate past owners respectively of Open Books: A Poem Emporium.
Camp WITS, a program of SAL, returns for a second year of creative writing summer camps for young people in grades 4 through 12. Camps run from 9:00 – 3:30 for two weeks: July 24-28 & July 31- August 4 at The Center School in Seattle Center.
SAL announces the addition of an event on April 14, 2017 with actor and comedian Alec Baldwin. He is known for his roles in many popular films including Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Departed; his wildly popular character Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey’s irreverent series, 30 Rock; and, of course, for his most recent portrayal of Donald Trump on SNL. This event will celebrate Baldwin’s new memoir, Nevertheless, to be released on April 4, 2017.
SAL announces the addition of an event on February 15, 2017 with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin. This conversation will honor the publication of Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. The book, told through the alternating narratives of his parents, will be published to coincide with what would have been Trayvon’s 22nd birthday on February 5th, and in advance of the five-year anniversary of his tragic death on February 26th.
On April 21st, SAL announced the headliners of the 2016/17 Season to a sold-out house for the Literary Arts Series event with Teju Cole. SAL’s upcoming 29th season will feature familiar names and emerging new faces along with a much-anticipated move back to Benaroya Hall.