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A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Faces of WITS: Arianne True

Our next featured WITS Writer-in-Residence for the “Faces of WITS” series is Arianne True. Not only does Arianne teach at Hamilton International Middle School, Licton Springs K-8 School, and Nathan Hale High School, Arianne is also one of the Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) program mentors—check out this interview for more info. This fall, Arianne is […]

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Faces of SAL: Gabriela Denise Frank

Those interviews you’ve read on the SAL blog that start with a beautiful reflection, then flow into a conversation about SAL’s biome of writing and reading? The person behind those blog pieces is Gabriela Denise Frank. Often called ‘the interviewer extraordinaire’ by the SAL team,  Gabriela is the asker and the stitcher, drawing out the […]

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An Interview with Laura Da’ & Arianne True, Co-Mentors of Seattle’s Youth Poet Laureate Program

By Gabriela Denise Frank  As our nation’s underpinnings come under greater scrutiny, I’ve been in a parallel process of personal inquiry, digging into generational and cultural foundations that have shaped my writing practice and relationship to art-making, capitalism, and self-worth. You know, easy, light stuff. Months of reflection have revealed how my upbringing isn’t a […]

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Faces of WITS: Ann Teplick

Not only do WITS Writers-in-Residence work with students in public schools across Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region—they’re also placed in the school at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where they work with young patients who are writing about their experiences and becoming the author of their own lives. Ann Teplick is a poet, playwright, and […]

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Faces of WITS: Corinne Manning

Our WITS Writers-in-Residence work with students across public schools in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region to provide new tools, perspectives, and attention to students to help them develop and express lifelong literacy skills. WITS Writers also connect and inspire teachers, invigorate teacher practices, and help make our public schools as vibrant and creative […]

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An Interview with Ruth Dickey, Poet & Author of “Mud Blooms”

By Gabriela Denise Frank Has there been a year when hunger rumbled more prominently in our minds than our bellies? Months ago, I gave up searching for flour and yeast, items perpetually out of stock, but this week, after hearing my husband long for homemade bagels, I searched for and found a 3-pack of Red […]

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Liz Keenan is in a grassy field with a golden Labrador and a black Labrador

Faces of SAL: Liz Keenan

We are so fortunate to have a team of volunteers that give their time and skills to SAL. Liz Keenan is one such volunteer, and she has helped out in the SAL office for the past year; and, when we had to close the office due to COVID-19 and work from home, Liz was ready […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Mentioned in Another Book

Our volunteers love to read and play Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, as much as we do! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. Mary Kay Feather has volunteered for SAL for over […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Debut Book by Author Over 50

Summer Book Bingo is our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. Need some great reads for the “Debut Book by Author Over 50” square? Ruth Dickey, SAL’s Executive Director, shares with […]

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