Upcoming SAL Events

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

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Youth Programs

Bring a listening ear and a joyful spirit to the WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration! Every year, WITS culminates in a program-wide reading and celebration of student work that features student readers from approximately 30 schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This year, elementary and middle school students will read on Wednesday, May 29, and middle and high school students read on Thursday, May 30. This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Youth Programs

Bring a listening ear and a joyful spirit to the WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration! Every year, WITS culminates in a program-wide reading and celebration of student work that features student readers from approximately 30 schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This year, elementary and middle school students will read on Wednesday, May 29, and middle and high school students read on Thursday, May 30. This event is free and open to the public.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: In-Person & Online Image

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: In-Person & Online

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Literary Arts

From National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honoree, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s hotly anticipated debut novel Chain-Gang All-Stars has swept the bestseller charts. In this explosive novel, two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own. From the New York Times bestselling author of Friday Black, Adjei-Brenyah paints a dystopian world blazingly close to our own.

Silent Reading Picnic Image

Silent Reading Picnic

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Free Events

Celebrating 10 years of Summer Book Bingo, our free reading program in partnership with The Seattle Public Library! Join SAL and friends at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater on Saturday, August 3, for a silent reading picnic. Bring your books, blankets, chairs, and snacks, and get ready to relax and read. Book Bingo cards for adults, teens, and kids will be available onsite.   This event is free and open to the public.

Seattle Arts & Lectures cultivates transformative experiences through story and language with readers and writers of all generations.

Community

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.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of SAL! If you’re looking for a literary-themed gift for loved ones near and far, SAL’s digital gift cards are on sale now.