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From Page to Silver Screen: Don't Miss Ben Fountain on March 1st!
03.01.17
From Page to Silver Screen: Don't Miss Ben Fountain on March 1st!

Author of two books, Brief Encounters With Che Guevara (2006) and Billy's Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2012). Now a film directed by Ang Lee, Billy's Lynn's Long Halftime Walk follows a group of Iraq veterans after three minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare thrusts them into the national spotlight.

 

Ben Fountain has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers Award, an O. Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and two Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Awards, among other honors and awards. His fiction has been published in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, and New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and the New York Times Sunday Magazine, among other publications.

 

Fountain's reportage on post-earthquake Haiti was nationally broadcast on the radio show “This American Life.” He and his family live in Dallas, Texas.

 

Tickets and more information here. 

02.22.17
Women You Need to Know: Roxane Gay- SOLD OUT
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
02.28.17
Ellen Bass
Poetry Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
03.01.17
Ben Fountain
Literary\Arts Series

Wed 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
03.23.17
2016-17 Words Matter Benefit Gala and Auction
SAL Presents

Thu 6:00 PM \ Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
03.28.17
Bryan Stevenson-SOLD OUT
Literary\Arts Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
04.05.17
Alice Notley
Poetry Series

Wed 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
04.14.17
An Evening with Alec Baldwin - SOLD OUT
SAL Presents

Fri 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
04.25.17
Helen Oyeyemi
Literary\Arts Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
04.26.17
Local Voices
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Fireside Room, Sorrento Hotel
05.02.17
Carl Phillips
Poetry Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
05.04.17
Women You Need to Know: Emily Nussbaum
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
01.10.17
Camp WITS Registration NOW OPEN!

Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer 

July 24-28 & July 31-August 4, Grades 4-12

 

REGISTER HERE BY FEB. 20 FOR A SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

 

Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer returns for a second year of fun-filled creative writing featuring comics, fiction, poetry, and spoken word This year, camp will include two, one-week sessions held from 9:00 am-3:30 pm at The Center School in the Armory of the Seattle Center. Each day will include on-site guided writing time and field trips to the many art, park, and urban offerings surrounding Seattle Center! Taught by accomplished WITS Writers-in-Residence, youth will learn new ways to express their authentic voices while finding fun and joy in the writing process. Campers will make new friends and become part of a community of young writers from across the city. Camp concludes with celebratory readings open to family and friends.

 

REGISTER BY FEB. 20 FOR A SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  

12.08.16
Save the Date: Words Matter 2017 Benefit Gala & Auction

Words Matter 2017
Benefit Gala & Auction 
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 to 9:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle


Join Seattle Arts & Lectures to champion the literary arts at our 2017 Words Matter Benefit Gala & Auction.

Words Matter is SAL’s most important fundraising event of the year, raising more than $250,000 to engage people of all backgrounds and incomes, from kindergarten through adulthood, in the power of words to change lives.

The evening will include an elegant multi-course dinner with wine, a silent auction reception featuring books inscribed by luminaries, and a live auction filled with unexpected literary adventures, all against the spectacular backdrop of the glittering Seattle waterfront.

Tickets are $175 each/$1,750 for a table of 10.

Cocktail attire; sparkles encouraged.

We’d love to welcome you as a sponsor or table captain. For more info, contact Development Director Leanne Skooglund at lskooglund@lectures.org or 206-621-2230 x 17.