SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Bushwick and SAL: Art Inspiring Art for a Fourth Season

By Wes Weddell, Associate Director of The Bushwick Book Club If my friend Phil hadn’t secured it for his (wonderful) Now See Hear project first, the tagline I’d want for The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is only three words: Music. Art. Repeat.  Heading into its ninth season, Bushwick stages events where a bill of 8-12 […]

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A Summer Book Bingo Wrap-Up

Are you planning to join us for the best book party of the summer? Celebrate the wrap-up of our free summer reading from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 15, with our friends at The Seattle Public Library. Grab some bingo swag, eat cake, discuss your favorite summer reads with fellow Book Bingo-lovers, swap […]

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Summer Book Bingo: Finish a Book You Started & Put Down

Only twelve days remain to binge-read your way through the last of your board—2018 Summer Book Bingo ends on September 4th. If you’ve found yourself guiltily eyeing that American epic you planned to tackle at a more optimistic point in your summer, then Dr. Ed Taylor, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University […]

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SAL/on air: Madeleine Albright

“Fascism caught on,” Albright observes in a particularly chilling passage in Fascism: A Warning, “because many people in Europe and elsewhere saw it as a mighty wave that was transforming history, that was owned by them alone, and that couldn’t be stopped.” In our new episode of SAL/on air, our literary podcast featuring talks from across Seattle Arts […]

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Summer Book Bingo: First in a Series

Wondering how to fill your “First in a Series” square for Summer Book Bingo? In this piece, featuring Elena Ferrante, Haruki Murakami, and more, local writer Julia Cook proves that you don’t have to re-enroll at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to get sucked into a great series this summer.  Still need your bingo board? Download the […]

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Summer Book Bingo: Recommended by an Independent Bookseller

Still need to fill your “recommended by an independent bookseller” square for 2018 Summer Book Bingo? SAL spoke with several Puget Sound bookstore owners and employees who are on a mission to put the right books in the right hands. Read on for San Francisco activists, survivalist families, a Victorian haunting, and more bookseller-approved picks from BookTree Kirkland, […]

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SAL/on air: Philip Roth

In our latest episode of SAL/on air, our literary podcast featuring talks from across Seattle Arts & Lectures’ thirty years, we hear from one of the pre-eminent authors of the 20th century—Philip Roth. He joined us back in October 1992 for a reading from his National Book Award-winning memoir, Patrimony: A True Story. Written with […]

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Writers in the Schools is Hiring!

Applications to join the 2018/19 WITS Writers-in-Residence corps is now open! To download the 2018/19 Writer Application Guidelines, click here. Writers in the Schools (WITS), a program of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is looking for creative writers—poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and cartoonists/graphic novelists—who are passionate about teaching the power and pleasure of writing […]

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2018 WITS Year-End Readings: A Multimedia Gallery

From Kiyoshi Sakauye’s brave letter to America; to Chloe Dobson’s gorgeous comic of a young artist who feels “a fire awaken” when she draws; to Gage Barry’s hilarious short story narrated by a sardonic carrot named Jack Crunchy, this season’s WITS Year-End Readings featured the extraordinary talent of future Pulitzer Prize-winning voices. The annual celebration, which […]

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