SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

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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“Yes, My Skin,” by Hinari Denebo

Yes, My Skin Don’t like this poem because I’m telling you to But let me tell you a story about this girl Named Hinari Just ’cause I want to Came from Ethiopia when she was seven Was considered black As a girl she chose her way But as a Christian it was hard to say […]

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Summer Book Bingo: A Recommendation from Alison Byrne Fields of Aggregate

Summer Book Bingo, a joint program of Seattle Arts & Lectures and The Seattle Public Library, is designed to provide free summer reading fun for all ages. Last summer, participants read a whopping 10,870 books, submitting 668 entries and 323 blackouts—let’s do it again! Download the Adult Card or Kids Card and spend the summer of ’18 reading great books. By Alison Byrne […]

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Michael Brown’s Summer Book Bingo Pick

Summer Book Bingo, a joint program of Seattle Arts & Lectures and The Seattle Public Library, is designed to provide free summer reading fun for all ages. Last summer, participants read a whopping 10,870 books, submitting 668 entries and 323 blackouts—let’s do it again! Download the Adult Card or Kids Card and spend the summer of ’18 reading great books. By Michael Brown […]

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“Bosque,” by Marie Andrews

Bosque El bosque es maravilloso, calmado, bonito. Es un lugar con miles de árboles gigantes. Adentro de un árbol puede ser que haya Una familia de animales lindos y chiquitos. El bosque tiene ríos rápidos Donde puedes beber agua rica y fresca. Cuando estoy en el bosque me siento valiente. En el bosque hay tierra […]

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Books to Pack for Your Adventures

By Stephany Kim, SAL Intern Summer has a way of beckoning us out of our daily routines and into adventure—in my case, I find myself restlessly drumming my fingers against my desk as I daydream about what lies beyond my lecture hall this season. I often look out the windows and imagine myself cruising through […]

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Beyond Temple Grandin: 20% for Summer Book Bingo

Summer Book Bingo is designed to provide free summer reading fun for both adults and kids. Last summer, participants read a whopping total of 10,870 books and submitted 668 entries and 323 blackouts—let’s do it again! Download an Adult Bingo Card or a Kids Bingo Card and spend the summer of ’18 reading great books. In this guest post, […]

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