Faces of SAL: Kamara Swaby
January 16, 2019
We are a few weeks into 2019, and we want to shine a light on our fantastic team of volunteers. They share their talent in our office and at our events. Kamara Swaby is no exception. She has recently joined the SAL volunteer family, and it’s not surprising to hear she has a love of literature—get her reading recommendations & learn what drew her to SAL below. Hint: it involves some trickery. You might also find her flying through the air—check out her secret talent!
What’s been your favorite SAL event & why?
I like all my SAL events for different reasons. But the Kevin Young lecture was my first SAL event, so it has a special place in my heart. That was especially the case when we got into some of the stories that were discussed in BUNK: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.
Why did you decide to volunteer for SAL?
As I recently moved here from Brooklyn, I was looking to have something that connected me to the culture of learning and the love of literature I had growing up. I have a great love of the multiple series SAL puts on and the guests it brings to Seattle. I wanted to do my part in helping to support such thought-provoking events.
What are you reading right now?
I’m currently rotating between Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler and The Power Broker by Robert Caro. Guess which one I will finish first?
What’s your hidden talent?
I used to do trapeze back in NYC!