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Sherman Alexie Loves is SAL's newest three part series. SAL is excited to partner with novelist, poet, playwright and children's author Sherman Alexie for this series, which will feature evenings of conversation with authors that Alexie loves. 

Women You Need to Know is a three-part series. Presented in partnership with Hedgebrook and sponsored by Women’s Funding Alliance, the series features and celebrates prodigious women authors, artists, and thinkers. The series was designed to provide younger readers of our community with an avenue of discovery for some of the most culturally relevant women of our time, as well as appealing to those who already attend our events. 

Local Voices presents an unique opportunity to eavesdrop into the works of SAL's Writers in the Schools resident writers as these local acclaimed novelists, poets, essayists and storytellers come together and read from their own works-in-progress.

SAL Presents' events include authors and prominent thinkers discussing their latest work, and other exciting literary surprises.  Among these events will be The Moth Mainstage returning to Benaroya Hall's S. Mark Taber Auditorium. 


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2017-18 Sherman Alexie Loves Series Subscription
Giovanni, Tiny Sense, & Sherman's Bookclub YA Edition

A three-part series curated and hosted by Sherman Alexie, highlighting authors he loves and champions.

2017-18 Women You Need to Know Series Subscription
Mock, Levy and Oluo

A three part series featuring intrepid women authors, artists, and thinkers.

2017-18 Create Your Own Subscription 4 Part
Choose any 4 events to create your perfect season!

Create-Your-Own Subscriptions do not include related books. 

SAL Presents: 2017 Back-to-School Luncheon to support WITS
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Join us for SAL’s Back-to-School Luncheon and help inspire thousands of K-12 students to discover the power of their creative voices.

Women You Need to Know: Janet Mock
Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Janet Mock is a writer, TV host and transgender advocate. Her second book, Surpassing Certainty, a memoir about her twenties, will be released on June 13th, 2017.

Sherman Alexie Loves: Nikki Giovanni
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni has captured America’s heart with her fiery, funny, and insightful verse for over 30 years. Giovanni is the author of over 30 children’s books and poetry collections. 

SAL Presents: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Sun, Nov 5, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the national correspondance for The Atlantic. Between the World and Me won the National Book Award in 2016. He will be in conversation with Exec. Dir. Ruth Dickey discussing his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.

SAL Presents: An Evening with Reza Aslan
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American author, public intellectual and religious scholar. He is a New York Times best selling author of three books on religion. His latest, god, will be released in November and included in the price of the ticket.

Hinge: Kevin Young
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Kevin Young is an accomplished poet and author of the forthcoming non-fiction work Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. 

Women You Need to Know: Ijeoma Oluo
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based author, speaker, active feminist and internet yeller. Oluo embodies a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive and hyper-charged issues in America. 

Sherman Alexie Loves: Live Taping of "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment"
Fri, Feb 2, 2018

A live taping of your favorite literary podcast hosted by Sherman Alexie and Spokane author Jess Walter, featuring emerging Native authors Terese Mailhot and Tommy Orange, and local rapper, Supaman. 

Sherman Alexie Loves: Sherman's Book Club—YA Edition
Fri, May 4, 2018

An evening with three young adult authors including Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty Series, Shug), Matt de la Peña (Mexican WhiteBoy, The Living, The Hunted), and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star).

Women You Need to Know: Ariel Levy
Tue, May 15, 2018

Ariel Levy is a journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply

SAL Presents: The Moth MainStage
Wed, May 23, 2018

The Moth - hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by The Wall Street Journal - is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.