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SAL Presents

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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Local Voices
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

SAL's WITS' resident poets, novelists, essayists, comic artists and storytellers come together to read from their own original works at the Fireside Room in the Sorrento Hotel.

Women You Need to Know: 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.

Sherman Alexie Loves: 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

This year's theme is Into the Wild: The Moth in Seattle hosted by longtime Moth podcast host and storyteller, Dan Kennedy. 

A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor
Tue, May 23, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor is an accomplished actor known for his unforgettable comedic roles on The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development, and Transparent.

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*NOTE: This event has been moved from Town Hall Seattle to The Paramount. Original tickets for this event are still valid and will be honored at The Paramount. Additional tickets will be sold here starting Friday, March 17. 

2016-17 Words Matter Benefit Gala and Auction
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Be a champion of the literary arts at Seattle Arts & Lectures’ 2017 Words Matter Benefit Gala & Auction, Thursday, March 23, at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. 

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!