SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

3 Questions: Julieta Vitullo, Our New WITS Program Associate

Meet Julieta Vitullo, our brand new Writers in the Schools Program Associate! Julieta, who will be engaging with WITS schools, writers, teachers, and families throughout the year to celebrate the work of WITS students in the region, has twenty years of teaching under her belt. A woman of many talents, she’s also a writer, playwright, […]

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2019 Summer Book Bingo: Start Your Next Square

By Danielle Palmer-Friedman Your first #BookBingoNW2019 square is seemingly the easiest to knock out: the board dancing in front of you, all of your options open, untouched. But after you’ve crossed the first category off your list, what should you read next? The forever-growing stack of books at your bedside table looms, almost toppling over […]

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2019 Summer Book Bingo: SAL Speaker Square

By Brooke Densmore Williams, Summer Book Bingo Player I look forward to Summer Book Bingo every year, and 2019 marks my fourth year of filling my book bingo card with books written by black, indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, and  womxn-identifying authors. I have always been an avid reader, but I easily get into reading patterns and […]

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SAL Success Guide to Book Bingo

By Danielle Palmer-Friedman The game is underway, and we’re set to read, play, and win. Here are some handy tips & tricks on how to master the 2019 Book Bingo Board this summer, straight from the SAL office:   Use sticky-notes flags as markers, instead of writing the title directly on your board. The only […]

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Welcome, Bryn Carlson!

We’re giving a warm welcome to Bryn Carlson of Whitman College, who recently joined the SAL team in June as a Writers in the Schools intern. We’re so grateful to have her on board—learn a little bit more about her and her passions below. Hi, Bryn! Welcome to the team. Can you tell us a […]

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WITS Voices: Evergreen Speaks

By Maiah Merino, WITS Writer-in-Residence My first year with Writer in the Schools, I taught 9th grade poetry at Evergreen High School in Burien, four classes, three of which were English Language Learners.  The first class of the day set the rhythm, as they struggled the most with English; they were my compass.  Slow it […]

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WITS Voices: A Place for Song in the Poetry Classroom

By Jeanine Walker, WITS Writer-in-Residence The recording is slightly muffled, but I still find its magic moments audible: during the first full practice of a new song, 6- and 7-year-olds recite lyrics right before the guitar starts, and one child exclaims, “We’re recording!” I’d gone to Ms. Gilbert’s class at ten a.m., as I always […]

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Every Podcast Episode in Season One of SAL/On Air

Featuring fourteen events from across our thirty years of programming, the SAL/On Air podcast is a free way to experience past lectures and readings. Peruse the list below to get the scoop on every single episode from Season One, including our latest three episodes with Tom Hanks, Ada Limón, and Madhur Jaffrey. SAL/On Air episodes […]

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WITS Voices: Puesta del Sol and its New Poets

By Evelin Garcia, WITS Writer-in-Residence   Puesta del Sol y sus nuevos poetas El día de elegir al lector del año que representará a la escuela Puesta del Sol  llegó después de 8 sesiones de trabajo. 90 estudiantes y por supuesto 90 poemas eran los posibles ganadores. Para ser muy justos, pedí a cada uno […]

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2019 Summer Book Bingo is Here!

Everyone’s favorite free summer reading challenge is back for both adults and kids! Download your Adult Board here or your Kid Board here. Keep track of your summer reads from now until September 3, 2019 by writing the title and author in the matching square, and submit your board by mail, in person, or through […]

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