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A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

2020 Summer Book Bingo: Myth or Fable (Original or Retold)

We’re half way through summer, so it’s time to get serious about filling up our 2020 Summer Book Bingo cards. 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. […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Set in a City of Literature

We’re enjoying the summer weather while reading and playing 2020 Summer Book Bingo, 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. Christina Gould, SAL’s Patron Services Manager and world traveler, shares ideas […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Two Books by the Same Author

With summer here, we’re busy playing 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Engage with others and their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. Sarah Burns, our Event & Corporate Giving Manager, shares what she’s reading and offers ideas for the […]

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“To the Moon” by Stella Hoffman Logan

We’re pleased to share a poem from one of our Writers in the Schools students to celebrate the “Buck Moon” or “Thunder Moon” that will accompany the Lunar Eclipse on the evening of July 4 (or the wee hours of July 5). Stella Hoffman Logan wrote this poem, “To the Moon,” as a 4th grader […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: In Translation

Sunshine is here and so is 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Get going on your summer reading now and aim for a bingo or blackout for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Engage with others and their own reading adventures by using the hashtag […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Recommended by an Independent Bookstore—Part Two

It’s officially summer, and 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is underway! Download your card here. Get going on your summer reading now and aim for a bingo or blackout for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Engage with others and their own reading adventures by using the hashtag […]

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“My Wishes,” by Rey Manjarrez

My Wishes I wish I had my new heart and could leave the hospital. I wish all my friends would not be sick or hurt or bullied or punched. I wish I didn’t have what I have right now. I wish no animals would get hurt. I wish no one would do crimes or heists […]

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Introductions: Rick Barot

By Rebecca Hoogs, SAL Associate Director It is bittersweet to introduce Rick Barot to you in this medium. This event was originally scheduled for March 15 to launch his new book, his fourth book, The Galleons, into the world. And though May finds us still floating on our own, we are very glad to deliver […]

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Against a black background, a close up of Urrea's face, wearing glasses and unshaven. He's smiling almost mischievously in to the camera.

Introductions: Luis Alberto Urrea

By Ruth Dickey, SAL Executive Director Two years ago, Seattle Arts & Lectures had the pleasure of presenting Luis Alberto Urrea at a conference as part of a panel about place and narrative. The event began with each panelist reading for ten minutes, and Luis was the final one to read. He strolled to the […]

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“Convolution,” by Charlotte Calero

Convolution Graphite stains my fingertips. From time spent drawing when I should be thinking. How could I, though? When deep purple stares from beneath my eyes. Time is spent drawing when I should be thinking. Doodles of people, with perfect hair and perfect smiles. Deep purple stares from beneath my eyes. I wish I was […]

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