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Faces of SAL: Kristen Bechtold

The snow days continue and while we’ve been cozy and warm inside, SAL’s volunteers are busy inspiring our reading list! Kristen Bechtold joined the volunteer team a year ago—read on to learn her favorite books to read in this cold weather, along with some ideas on what to read when you want to laugh.   […]

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Introductions: Katherine Boo

By Ruth Dickey, SAL Executive Director When Bryan Stevenson was at SAL two years ago, he shared that one of the most important things that any of us can do to address inequality in our world is to get proximate, to get closer to poverty, to suffering, to injustice. Katherine Boo has spent her entire […]

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“Remember,” by Kalea Anderson-Kriegler

Remember  Remember to pack. Remember to look out your telescope every day. Remember to tell your loved ones you’re leaving soon, until the final day comes. Remember to invite them to come to the rocket ship to say bye, and they will remember you, too. Then they will launch you into orbit and remember everything […]

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“Home and No Home,” by Draven Villwock-Taylor

Home and No Home There’s a person that can come home to a home with a light on the table and there’s someone that can come home to a home with a light on the balcony And there’s another person that can come home to a home with a chandelier on the ceiling but there’s […]

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Faces of SAL: Justine Chan

Happiness is born from gratitude. And our talented volunteers make us happy at SAL! We are so thankful for the marvelous volunteers that are part of our team, including Justine Chan–a stellar event volunteer who has been with us since 2016. Learn what’s inspiring her reading and writing (hint: the forest is involved). Plus, discover […]

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SAL’s Guide to Surviving the Seattle Squeeze

Avoid the busiest travel times Find a SAL partnering bookstore in your office neighborhood (look here for a full list) and head over to browse the stacks instead of rushing home when the clock strikes 5 p.m. Waste an hour or two (or three) wandering the aisles of perfectly aligned book spines at Phinney Books, […]

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Welcome, Kesha Howard!

We’re giving a warm welcome to Kesha Howard, who joined the team earlier in January as a Writers in the Schools intern through Seattle Central’s work study program. She brings years of experience working with students from kindergarten through high school, and she truly shares SAL’s mission of bringing opportunities for creativity and expression of voice […]

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WITS Voices: A Changing Port Townsend

By Peter Mountford, WITS Writer-in-Residence For the seventh year in a row, I’ve been fortunate to be part of a group of WITS writers who’ve gone to Port Townsend for two weeks in December. While Seattle has gone through some dramatic changes in these last seven years—to the extent that I sometimes get lost in […]

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Faces of SAL: Kamara Swaby

We are a few weeks into 2019, and we want to shine a light on our fantastic team of volunteers. They share their talent in our office and at our events. Kamara Swaby is no exception. She has recently joined the SAL volunteer family, and it’s not surprising to hear she has a love of […]

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Faces of SAL: Sarah Neilson

In this new year, we pause to reflect on our blessings. And a very important blessing we have at SAL is our superstar team of volunteers. They provide many talents, and Sarah Neilson is no exception. Sarah helps us behind the scenes by writing the fantastic bios for our event programs. Read on to hear […]

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