Upcoming Events at SAL

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Madeleine Albright

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Madeleine Albright was America’s first-ever female Secretary of State. Now, in Fascism: A Warning, she gives us an urgent examination of Fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. All tickets will be sold through www.stgpresents.org.

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National Poetry Month at Seattle Children’s

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 pm

Youth Programs

Join WITS Writers-in-Residence Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick, along with the students, staff, physicians, and family of young writers at Seattle Children’s for a community reading in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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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.

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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

SAL Presents

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.

This reading will be followed by a Q&A moderated by poet Jane Wong.

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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. This year’s theme: “Save me!”

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Youth Poet Laureate Commencement

Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:00 am

Youth Programs

Come see the unveiling of the new 2018/19 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and Ambassador at the Northwest Folklife Festival, where all eight youth finalists will read from their work, and the new Youth Poet Laureate will be crowned!

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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.