SAL/on air is a literary podcast featuring the best author talks from over thirty years of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ programming.
Isabel Allende, Part One
One of the world’s most widely-read Spanish language authors, Chilean writer Isabel Allende is a master of the magical realism form and a colorful storyteller. At the time of Allende’s first visit to the SAL stage, she had authored her astonishing debut, “The House of the Spirits,” “Of Love and Shadows,” and “Eva Luna.”
This episode is Part One of our double-feature with Allende, who first joined us in March 1989 for Seattle Arts & Lectures’ inaugural season. In her talk, she describes surrendering to the power of writing, and its potential to unify what she calls the “extended family” of the world. Allende is introduced by Seattle Arts & Lectures’ visionary founder, Sherry Prowda.
Stay tuned for Part Two of this double-feature, when Allende returns to the SAL stage in November 2017 for an update on her storied career.