Upcoming SAL Events

The Moth Mainstage: In-Person & Online Image

The Moth Mainstage: In-Person & Online

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

SAL Presents

One of our most popular events of the year, each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. This year’s theme: Lost and Found. Hosted by Jon Goode, our storytellers are: Becky Chan, George Dawes Green, Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton, Will Mackin, El Sanchez! Click “Learn More” to read their bios.

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Youth Programs

Come hear from the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! To mark the end of our 2021/22 Writers in the Schools residencies, student authors from each of our WITS schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share their original poems, stories, and comics across two nights. Younger students will read on Wednesday, May 25, and older students will read on Thursday, May 26, with special introductions from their WITS Writers-in-Residence and a cupcake reception to end the evening.

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Youth Programs

Come hear from the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! To mark the end of our 2021/22 Writers in the Schools residencies, student authors from each of our WITS schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share their original poems, stories, and comics across two nights. Younger students will read on Wednesday, May 25, and older students will read on Thursday, May 26, with special introductions from their WITS Writers-in-Residence and a cupcake reception to end the evening.

Science + Literature: Reading the Natural World Image

Science + Literature: Reading the Natural World

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Community

An inaugural selection of the National Book Foundation’s Science + Literature program, The Radiant Lives of Animals by Linda Hogan is a hybrid work weaving together prose, poetry, and illustrations. The collection connects Indigenous understandings and Hogan’s own relationships to animals and the natural world, a reminder for readers to pause, and reflect. Join Linda Hogan in conversation with Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate, on Native storytelling, and writing the environment. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.

POSTPONED—Connie Walker: In-Person & Online Image

POSTPONED—Connie Walker: In-Person & Online

Monday, May 8, 2023

SAL Presents

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Connie Walker’s event has been postponed to SAL’s 2022/23 Season. The new event date is Monday, May 8, 2023.  “There is a crisis of violence in our communities,” says Connie Walker, an award-winning Cree journalist from Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. In her podcasts Stolen and Missing & Murdered, Walker investigates cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In seeking to unravel the mysterious disappearance of Jermain Charlo—a young Indigenous mother who left a bar in Missoula, Montana, in 2018 and was never seen again—Walker’s work examines more broadly what it means to be an Indigenous woman in America. Q&A with journalist Wudan Yan.

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SAL’s COVID-19 Policies for 2021/22

SAL is requiring proof of full vaccination for our in-person events this season. We will require masks for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Likewise, our staff and volunteers will be vaccinated and masked. We hope these actions will keep you and our greater community safe while also allowing us to experience the magic and community of live events again. Click “Learn More” below to read more and see our policy exceptions.

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Community Access Tickets

We believe that reading, writing, and creative thinking are indispensable to a curious, engaged, democratic society. Our goal is to make these experiences available to as many people as possible, regardless of economic circumstances—which is why we created our Community Access Tickets (CAT) program for our in-person and digital events.

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