Upcoming SAL Events

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Danez Smith

Monday, November 26, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer and performer. Their most recent collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award.

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Local Voices

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:30 pm

Free Events

Local Voices presents a unique opportunity to eavesdrop on the works of SAL’s Writers in the Schools resident writers.

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Katherine Boo

Monday, January 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Katherine Boo is an internationally celebrated journalist on a quest to amplify the voices of underprivileged populations. Boo’s latest reporting explores social mobility in low-income families, drawing on years of intimate reporting in African-American neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

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Soraya Chemaly

Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:30 pm

Women You Need to Know

Soraya Chemaly is an award‐winning writer and activist whose works focus on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. Rage Becomes Her (2018) is her conversation‐shifting book that urges women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it for positive change.

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Solmaz Sharif

Monday, February 11, 2019 7:30 pm

Poetry

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of the poetry collection LOOK (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award and the winner of the 2017 American Book Award for poetry.

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A Conversation with Zadie Smith

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Zadie Smith is one of the world’s preeminent fiction and non-fiction writers. Her novels include White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and Swing Time, among others; and her many non-fiction works on a range of subjects from pop culture to politics are collected in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and 2018’s Feel Free.

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Literary Arts

A Conversation with Zadie Smith

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 pm

Zadie Smith is one of the world’s preeminent fiction and non-fiction writers. Her novels include White TeethThe Autograph ManOn Beauty, and Swing Time, among others; and her many non-fiction works on a range of subjects from pop culture to politics are collected in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and 2018’s Feel Free.

Journalism

Kara Swisher

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:30 pm

Tech icon and “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist” (New York Magazine), Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference.

Podcast

Frank McCourt

In this episode of SAL/on air, our podcast for book lovers, we hear from Irish memoirist Frank McCourt, who joined us in November 2006 for a lively talk about his phenomenally popular memoir series that begins with Angela’s Ashes.