SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Faces of Bushwick: Nick Droz

To celebrate our longtime partnership with Bushwick Book Club Seattle, we’re speaking with local musicians who have composed and performed songs inspired by the written works of SAL speakers. Learn about these hometown talents and discover their music in our Faces of Bushwick interview series. In this installment, we talk with singer-songwriter Nick Droz, who is handy with […]

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Parting Thoughts From Summer Book Bingo Readers

As Summer Book Bingo kicked off in May, many of us were poised for a Hot Vax Summer. In the Pacific Northwest it was hot alright, complete with cracked asphalt on the highways and wildfire smoke that reached all the way to the East Coast. While the dueling fronts of the pandemic and the climate […]

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“The Church of Movement” by WITS Student Dorian Hayes

The Church of Movement prayer is when you’re fourteen years old riding the bus home from a protest that ended two hours too late and the cops running after your friends because when you’re sitting in that bus seat humming the lines to the song you were singing but didn’t learn an old woman will […]

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WITS Interview: Rika Kurdyla-Smith

by Gabriela Denise Frank Throughout time, the powers of poets have been hailed as nothing short of mystical. Poets are seers and oracles. They treat with gods, muses, ghosts. Their carefully crafted lines conjure images that, to readers and listeners, incarnate ephemeral ideas into forms solid enough to see and touch—at least by the mind. […]

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Introductions: Billie Jean King

By Rebecca Hoogs, Interim Executive Director It is an honor to introduce Billie Jean King tonight! I was an avid tennis player in high school in the ’90s, and yet I had no idea that it was due in large part to the activism of Billie Jean King. Reading All In: An Autobiography was an […]

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“Words to Remember” by WITS Student Zia Agarwala

Words to Remember Remember to Read, To be in a different body, able to do anything, Remember to escape your worries, leaving your world behind you, Doing the impossible, Remember to fly through every dimension, having no limits, You can fight dragons, and do things you would never be able to do in your world […]

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An Update on SAL’s Executive Director Search

Dear SAL Community, On behalf of SAL’s Executive Director Search Committee, we’re pleased to update you on our process. Our Search Committee of nine includes SAL Board members, a SAL staff member, a writer from our Writers in the Schools program, and a local arts sector leader. We’ve been working in close partnership with Koya Partners […]

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Faces of SAL: Susan Long-Walsh

We have more new faces on the SAL Board of Directors to introduce you to! Most of our board members began their SAL journey the same way you did: as readers and event-goers. Learn about the moments that inspired them to become involved more deeply with SAL, what they do, where they come from, and […]

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Faces of SAL: Alicia Craven, Director of Education

by Gabriela Denise Frank “If you’re going to have to figure out new things, artists are a good group to be with,” Alicia Craven, SAL’s Director of Education, noted. “They’re inventive, creative, and open to seeing possibilities that a more linear thinking pattern might not allow for.” Alicia was speaking about her colleagues—the cohort of […]

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Faces of Bushwick: Wes Weddell

To celebrate our longtime partnership (since 2015!) with The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, we’re speaking with local musicians who have composed and performed songs inspired by the written works of SAL speakers. Learn about these hometown talents and discover their music in our Faces of Bushwick interview series. In this installment, we talk with frontman, sideman, writer, […]

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