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Community Partner Spotlight: Braided Seeds

Get to know Braided Seeds, the Black-led outdoor education initiative! Braided Seeds provides opportunities for rest, restoration and reconnection to the land, especially for communities of color through increasing access, knowledge, and opportunities to outdoor recreation and food sovereignty. We recently worked with Braided Seeds as a community partner for SAL’s Women You Need to […]

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Introducing the Winners of the 2022 Elaine Wetterauer Writing Contest

Our utmost congratulations to the 2022 Elaine Wetterauer Writing Contest winners and runners-up! Every year, Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program holds the Elaine Wetterauer Writing Contest, named for beloved English teacher Elaine Wetterauer, who taught for years at Nathan Hale High School and was an early champion of WITS, as […]

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Welcome, Betsey Brock!

Meet Betsey Brock, SAL’s new Development Director! You may already know Betsey from her longtime visionary work in the Seattle arts community, where she most recently served as the Executive Director of On the Boards.  Her leadership at On the Boards expanded the organization’s production of new performance, advanced racial equity initiatives, forged museum exhibition […]

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“Peace” by WITS Student Gwyneth Febus

Peace and I met at 2 in the morning with my head hanging out the window to catch snow on my tongue He was so cold and refreshing and new He breathed out white clouds And the light of the moon reflecting on his skin So I vowed to make him my friend Peace and […]

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“Dancing is My Passion” by WITS Student Ivy Lorca

Dancing is you with me floating on the sea with the sunshine on your face like you’re on stage with the lights on finding your way back but you can’t leave Dancing is like poetry: the song never ends Poetry is like the beat of the music when you dance like an echo of a […]

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What the SAL Staff is Reading (and Eating!): Fall Edition

In this edition of SAL Staff Reads, we turn our attention to Thanksgiving break, where our eleven team members answer the two most burning questions of the moment: what to eat—and what book to unwind with after the eating is done!  Piper Daugharty, WITS Program Associate I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness by Claire […]

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Five Questions: Indira Dahlstrom, WITS Program Coordinator

A warm welcome to Indira Dahlstrom, our new WITS Program Coordinator! To introduce her to the SAL community, we asked Indira five questions—get to know her below! Welcome to the team! Can you tell us a little about your role at SAL? I am the WITS Program Coordinator at SAL, which means I get to […]

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“A Poem of Silence” by WITS Student Saioa Ouyoumjian

Words. Everywhere and nowhere. Everything begins with them, a poem, a friendship, a thought. To have silence, is to have words. To have peace, is to have words. Floating around you unseen. You think then speak allowing the words to spring to life. Blossoming terrible or wonderful. Words dance around you being heard, being told. […]

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Five Questions with Amy Hirayama

In a new initiative at Writers in the Schools, our WITS writer corps is being joined by two apprentices, Amy Hirayama and Brian Dang, who will further their K-12 creative writing education skills with direct experiences in WITS classrooms. Amy and Brian will additionally be working as WITS Writers-in-Residence this school year—Amy at Evergreen High […]

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Five Questions with Brian Dang

In a new initiative at Writers in the Schools, our WITS writer corps is being joined by two apprentices, Brian Dang and Amy Hirayama, who will further their K-12 creative writing education skills with direct experiences in WITS classrooms. Amy and Brian will additionally be working as WITS Writers-in-Residence this school year—Amy at Evergreen High […]

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