Upcoming Events at SAL

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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 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

It’s unprecedented!

Individual tickets for Words Matter are sold out except for people who are purchasing tickets at their table captain’s table. If you have a table captain, please fill out the registration form and enter your table captain’s name in the field provided.

Seats may become available. If you would like to be on our Words Matter waiting list, please send your name, email address, phone number, and the number of tickets you’d like to purchase to Alex Chase at achase@lectures.org or call 206-621-2230.

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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. The event will be followed by a Q&A moderated by fellow journalist and author Neal Thompson.

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A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich

Friday, April 13, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Lidia Bastianich is the author of thirteen beloved cookbooks and the Emmy award-winning host of public television’s Lidia’s Kitchen.

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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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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

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. This year’s theme: “Save me!”

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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.

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A Conversation with Lucy Kalanithi & John Duberstein

Friday, June 8, 2018 7:30 pm

SAL Presents

Lucy Kalanithi and John Duberstein, the spouses of the posthumously bestselling authors Paul Kalanithi (When Breath Becomes Air) and Nina Riggs (The Bright Hour), will discuss grief, loss, and love in a conversation moderated by KEXP’s John Richards. Tickets will go on sale at lectures.org on Monday, February 26, at 10am.

There is no reception for this event. A book-signing will follow the conversation.