Upcoming Events at SAL

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Nikki Giovanni

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:30 pm

Sherman Alexie Loves

Poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni has captured America’s heart with her fiery, funny, and insightful verse for over thirty years. This event will include a Q&A discussion moderated by Nikkita Oliver.

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Jesmyn Ward

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Widely regarded as one of the most important American authors writing today, Jesmyn Ward is the two-time National Book Award winner for Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing. 

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Local Voices

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:30 pm

Free Events

Eavesdrop into the works of SAL’s Writers in the Schools resident writers as these local acclaimed novelists, poets, essayists and storytellers come together and read from their own works-in-progress.

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Ijeoma Oluo

Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Women You Need to Know

Join us for the Seattle launch of Ijeoma Oluo’s second book, So You Want to Talk About Race. Named one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America.

An Evening with Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, & Supaman Image

An Evening with Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, & Supaman

Friday, February 2, 2018 7:30 pm

Sherman Alexie Loves

Join us for an evening featuring emerging Native authors Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, and Apsáalooke rapper Supaman in conversation with Jess Walter.

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Gregory Orr

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Considered by many to be the master of the short, personal lyric, Gregory Orr is the author of ten collections of poetry, and several volumes of prose, including Poetry as Survival. Widely anthologized, his poetry has been translated into at least 10 languages.

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Colson Whitehead

Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

 

We last heard from Colson Whitehead in our 2008/09 Season, four books into his career. Five books later, he’s collected a National Book Award and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his latest, The Underground Railroad.

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Tyehimba Jess

Sunday, March 4, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two powerful, musically-inspired books of poetry: leadbelly, about the musician of the same name, and last year’s Olio, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

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Daniel Pink

Monday, March 5, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about business, work, and behavior.

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Words Matter 2018 Benefit Gala & Literary Auction

Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Fundraisers

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of SAL’s 30th Anniversary and be a champion for the literary arts in our community!

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Laura Lippman & David Simon

Friday, March 30, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Laura Lippman and David Simon met and married as crime reporters for the Baltimore Sun. Lippman took that experience and translated it into a career as a bestselling detective novelist; Simon, in turn, created HBO’s The Wire, Treme, The Deuce and more.

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Local Voices

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Free Events

Eavesdrop into the works of SAL’s Writers in the Schools resident writers as these local acclaimed novelists, poets, essayists and storytellers come together and read from their own works-in-progress.

Of an Impossible Country: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora Image

Of an Impossible Country: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora

Friday, April 27, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

 

SAL and Copper Canyon Press present three contemporary Latinx poets whose work challenges and illuminates the notion of border-crossing.

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An Evening with Jenny Han & Nicola Yoon

Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30 pm

Sherman Alexie Loves

Join us for an exciting conversation with two New York Times best-selling young adult authors Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon, moderated by Martha Brockenbrough.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, May 7, 2018 7:30 pm

Literary Arts

Author of The Sympathizer, Nothing Ever Dies, and The Refugees, scholar, and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Viet Thanh Nguyen deftly lays bare the Vietnamese-American experience across genres.

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Ariel Levy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:30 pm

Women You Need to Know

Ariel Levy is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of two books: Female Chauvinist Pigs, a classic work on gender and the rise of “raunch culture,” and, published this year, the searing memoir The Rules Do Not Apply.

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Monday, May 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Poetry

 

Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is known for poems that braid three cultures – Filipino, Indian, and American – and that are bright, accessible, and lush.

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The Moth Mainstage

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.

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WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join us for an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! Student writers from 27 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.

 

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WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools

Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join us for an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! Student writers from 27 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.