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2016/17 Subscriber Benefits
All subscribers enjoy discounted ticket pricing over single ticket purchases, 10% partner bookstore discounts, dining deals at partner restaurants, parking discounts at the WSCC garage and near the Seattle Center, waiver of the handling fee on subscription orders and additional orders throughout the season (phone orders only), and priority presale opportunities for added special events (phone orders only). Grand Patrons have reserved seating in the front of the hall. Patrons have open seating at the front of the hall. Grand Patrons and Patrons are invited to receptions with the authors/speakers.

10% discount for Subscribers on book purchases at the following Bookstore Partners:

Ada's Technical Books
Eagle Harbor Books
Edmonds Bookshop
Elliott Bay Book Co.
Island Books
Magnolia's Bookstore
Open Books: A Poem Emporium
Phinney Books
Queen Anne Book Company
Secret Garden Bookstore
Third Place Books Forest Park
Third Place Books Ravenna
Third Place Books Seward Park
University Bookstore

Please note: In the event of unforeseen circumstances, alternate speakers and lecture dates may be presented. All tickets and subscriptions are nonrefundable. Seating is not guaranteed after events begin.


Dining Deals for Subscribers generously provided by the following Restaurant Partners:

The Capital Grille - complimentary dessert when dining in the restaurant and attending SAL events.
Collections Cafe (Chihuly Garden and Glass) - 10% off of bill
Davids & Co (in The Boeing Company Gallery in Benaroya Hall) 10% off of bill
Dunbar Room ( in the Sorrento Hotel) - 10% off of bill
Goldfinch Tavern (in Four Seasons Hotel Seattle)
One complimentary appetizer with dinner when dining in the restaurant and attending SAL events.

Vito's - 10% off of bill


Literary\Arts Series
2016-17 All SAL Pass
One price delivers an entire season of all SAL's events!
2016-17 Create Your Own Subscription 4 Part
Choose any 4 events to create your perfect season!
Single Tickets
Timothy Egan
 \ Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Timothy Egan won the National Book Award for The Worst Hard Times. A lifelong journalist, he is the author of seven books. His acclaimed 2016 release is The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero.

Helen Macdonald
 \ Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Helen Macdonald is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir, H is for Hawk. She is also a poet, illustrator and naturalist, and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

Ben Fountain
 \ Wed, Mar 1, 2017

Ben Fountain is the author of the war novel, soon-to-be a movie, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee. He is the recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, the O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prizes. 

Bryan Stevenson
 \ Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Bryan Stevenson's New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy was named by TIME magazine as one of 2014's ten best nonfiction books and won the 2015 NAACP Image Award. Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

Helen Oyeyemi
 \ Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Among the best of young British novelists, Helen Oyeyemi is an author with five novels to her name. She was born in Nigeria in 1984 and raised in London, England. 

Poetry Series
2016-17 All SAL Pass
One price delivers an entire season of all SAL's events!
2016-17 Poetry Series Subscription
Limón, Zucker, Gay, Bass, Notley and Phillips
2016-17 Create Your Own Subscription 4 Part
Choose any 4 events to create your perfect season!
Single Tickets
Ada Limón
 \ Wed, Oct 5, 2016

Ada Limón's most recent work, Bright Dead Things, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry and the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by the New York Times. 

Rachel Zucker
 \ Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, a memoir, MOTHERs, and a double collection of prose and poetry, The Pedestrians.

This presentation will be a lecture.

Co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series in Poetry

Ross Gay
 \ Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Ross Gay is the author of three books. His most recent, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015), won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. 

Ellen Bass
 \ Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Ellen Bass’s most recent book of poetry, Like a Beggar (2014), was published by Copper Canyon Press. She co-edited No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973), one of the most significant feminist poetry anthologies today.

Alice Notley
 \ Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Notley is the author of over 25 books of poetry, including the forthcoming Certain Magical Acts. In 2015, she was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Carl Phillips
 \ Tue, May 2, 2017

Referred to as “one of America’s most original, influential, and productive of lyric poets,” Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen books of poetry. His most recent, Reconnaissance, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

SAL Presents
2016-17 Sherman Alexie Loves Series Subscription
Cranston, Russell, Park, Schrag & Yapa
2016-17 Women You Need to Know Subscription Series
Abramovic, Gay, Nussbaum
2016-17 Create Your Own Subscription 4 Part
Choose any 4 events to create your perfect season!
Single Tickets
SAL's Back to School Breakfast to support WITS
 \ Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Join us for SAL's third annual Back-to-School Benefit Breakast to support our Writers in the Schools program and inspire thousands of K-12 students to engage in the power and the pleasure of the literary arts!

Bryan Cranston
 \ Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Bryan Cranston is widely recognized for his work in Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad and All the Way, now on HBO. This ticket includes Cranston's book, A Life in Parts.

This event is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves Series.

Nick Offerman - SOLD OUT
 \ Fri, Oct 28, 2016
Sold Out

This event is sold out. We will sell general standby tickets at the door on a first come first serve basis beginnng around 7:25. 

Marina Abramovic
 \ Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Marina Abramović has pioneered performance as a visual art form, creating some of the most important early works, especially on the body. This event is part of SAL's Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series; the format will be an interview. 

A Tiny Sense
 \ Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter will host a live recording of their podcast, "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment." Karen Russell is the featured guest. Live music and additional guests to be announced!

Roxane Gay
 \ Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose work has garnered international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. This event is part of SAL's Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series.

Emily Nussbaum
 \ Thu, May 4, 2017

Pulitzer Prize winner, Emily Nussbaum has been the television critic for The New Yorker since 2011. She will be speaking on Women in Television. This event is part of SAL's Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series.

First Loves: Park, Schrag & Yapa
 \ Thu, May 11, 2017

Patricia Park is the author of Re Jane. Ariel Schrag is a graphic artist and author of ADAM. Sunil Yapa's debut novel is Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist.

This is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves Series

The Moth Mainstage
 \ Wed, May 17, 2017

One of America's most beloved radio shows, The Moth Mainstage features stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, newsmakers and news breakers, and every day heroes (and even a few reformed villains.)