Words Matter Benefit Dinner FRI, MAR 15, 2013, 6:00 PM W Seattle Hotel
Seattle Arts & Lectures' 25th Silver Anniversary
Benefit Dinner and Literary Live Auction
Friday, March 15, 2013, 6pm - 9:30pm
The W Seattle Hotel - Great Room
You are cordially invited to SAL's annual Benefit Dinner and Literary Auction.
Your evening will include a conversation with authors Bruce Barcott and Claire Dederer, Washington State Poet Laureate & WITS Writer Kathleen Flenniken, performances by the Vis-a-Vis Society and much more.
Bruce Barcott and Claire Dederer
Bruce is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow in non-fiction as well as the author of The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw and The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mt. Rainier. He is also an environmental journalist whose articles have appeared in Outside Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine and other publications. Claire is a long-time contributor to The New York Times. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Real Simple, The Nation, New York, and The Yoga Journal, as well as online publications. Her best-selling memoir Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses has been translated into 11 languages.
Washington State Poet Laureate & WITS Writer Kathleen Flenniken
Kathleen Flenniken, the 2012-2014 Washington State Poet Laureate, has been a SAL WITs teacher for the past 10 years. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, The Writer's Almanac, Poetry Daily, American Life in Poetry, and many others. Flenniken's honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Artist Trust, a Pushcart Prize, and grants from Artist Trust and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Statistical Madness with the Vis-à-Vis Society: Poetic Analysis of the Everyday . . .
Drs. Ink and Owning will be poetic-scientifically gathering data at our event. Spot them during the cocktail hour and join the research.
Here's a sneak peak at just a few of our auction items, which include:
Lunch with Sherman Alexie
You and six friends will have lunch with Sherman Alexie, author of Blasphemy, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, and many more. If you have enjoyed dining with Sherman, you know it's a blast. If you haven't had a chance to have lunch with Sherman, this item is not to be missed.
Dinner with Susan Orlean and Maria Semple
Enjoy an evening for six people with Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, and Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go Bernadette?, at Wild Ginger before Ms. Orlean's lecture at Benaroya Hall on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Patron tickets to Ms. Orlean's lecture are included for each of your guests.
Book Bindery Wine Blending Party
You and up to 24 of your friends are invited to blend a unique bottle of wine created from Washington grapes. Join Almquist Family Vintners at the stunning BYOB custom crush winery, located next to the Book Bindery Restaurant. Book Bindery hors d'oeuvres, laughter, and fun will be provided.
Thank you to the following sponsors:
Schuchart/Dow, Lesa Sroufe & Co., Prentiss Architects, Whittier Trust,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
and In-kind supporters:
Solomon Event Planning, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Cupcake Royale, Libby Lewis Photography, Noble Wines, The Design Poole, Seattle Met Magazine, Sasquatch Books, W Seattle Hotel, Rented Elegance & Design LLC, Vineyard Brands