Upcoming Events at SAL

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Monday, May 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is known for poems that braid three cultures – Filipino, Indian, and American – and that are bright, accessible, and lush. This reading will be followed by a Q&A moderated by poet Jane Wong.

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The Moth Mainstage

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. This year’s theme: “Save me!”

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Youth Poet Laureate Commencement

Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:00 am

Youth Programs

Come see the unveiling of the new 2018/19 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and Ambassador at the Northwest Folklife Festival, where all eight youth finalists will read from their work, and the new Youth Poet Laureate will be crowned!

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WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join us for an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! Student writers from 27 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.

 

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WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools

Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join us for an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! Student writers from 27 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Monday, October 1, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She will speak on her forthcoming book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which will explore presidential leadership throughout history.

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Van Jones

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:30 pm

Journalism Series

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor, and host of The Van Jones Show on CNN. Famous for his heart-felt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red states and blue throughout the volatile 2016 political season.

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Jill Lepore

Friday, October 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Women You Need to Know

Jill Lepore is an award-winning history professor at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. In her new book, These Truths: A History of the United States (September 2018), Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.

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Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Renowned American novelist Barbara Kingsolver, author of the instant classics Flight Behavior, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Lacuna, will speak about her life in reading and writing, as well as her forthcoming novel, Unsheltered.

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An Evening with Dean Baquet & Marty Baron

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:30 pm

Journalism Series

Two of the leading voices in journalism, friends Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, and Marty Baron, the editor of the Washington Post, will be in conversation about the importance of investigative journalism and the path forward for media in this political era.

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Valeria Luiselli

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Luiselli is an award-winning Mexican author living in the United States. She is the author of a book of essays, Sidewalks, and two novels—Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth—which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Best Translated Book Award, and won the Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Fiction. Her most recent book, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, was described by the Texas Observer as “the First Must-Read Book of the Trump Era.”

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Tayari Jones

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Tayari Jones is an award-winning author whose runaway bestseller, An American Marriage, features a newlywed couple and their reckoning with the horrors of mass incarceration, navigating ethically-charged questions about faithfulness and sacrifice.