SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Category: Behind the Scenes

Faces of SAL: Gabriela Denise Frank

Those interviews you’ve read on the SAL blog that start with a beautiful reflection, then flow into a conversation about SAL’s biome of writing and reading? The person behind those blog pieces is Gabriela Denise Frank. Often called ‘the interviewer extraordinaire’ by the SAL team,  Gabriela is the asker and the stitcher, drawing out the […]

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Faces of SAL: Vicki Glant

By Jenn St. Claire, SAL Board Alumnus What an over the moon, joyful, and educational experience it was interviewing Vicki Glant, who partnered with Sherry Prowda back in 1989 to help realize Sherry’s dream of starting a literary arts organization in Seattle. Vicki was one of the original three board members of SAL, along with […]

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Faces of WITS: Ann Teplick

Not only do WITS Writers-in-Residence work with students in public schools across Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region—they’re also placed in the school at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where they work with young patients who are writing about their experiences and becoming the author of their own lives. Ann Teplick is a poet, playwright, and […]

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Faces of SAL: Cara Sutherland

From brochures to invitations to chapbooks and more, freelance graphic designer Cara Sutherland of Running Double Creative has been the big dreamer and doer behind much of SAL’s print and digital media for the past two seasons. We’re so happy to feature her and some of the highlights from her design life, reading life—and even […]

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Faces of WITS: Corinne Manning

Our WITS Writers-in-Residence work with students across public schools in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region to provide new tools, perspectives, and attention to students to help them develop and express lifelong literacy skills. WITS Writers also connect and inspire teachers, invigorate teacher practices, and help make our public schools as vibrant and creative […]

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Faces of SAL: Heather Kelley

By Rebecca Hoogs, SAL Associate Director Heather Kelley has been coming to SAL, as she will tell you below, for most of SAL’s long history. But it has only been in the era of Summer Book Bingo that she emerged as a beloved figure in the SAL office. It began one September when we received […]

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A Comic from Margaret Atwood’s Conversation

If you’ve been following us for a while, you may know of Tessa Hulls, the “SAL Official Doodler” and author of the forthcoming graphic novel Feeding Ghosts (MCD Books, 2022). We were so lucky that Tessa watched Margaret Atwood’s online-only SAL Presents conversation with Cheryl Strayed on September 9, and made this ultra-cool illustration! Take […]

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An Interview with Jenn St. Claire, SAL Board Member

Jenn St. Claire recently completed her third term on the SAL Board of Directors. We are so grateful to Jenn for her 9 years of generous and enthusiastic service! Lucky for us she has taken on a new role—she will be interviewing past SAL Board members in this space in the months to come. But, […]

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An Interview with Ruth Dickey, Poet & Author of “Mud Blooms”

By Gabriela Denise Frank Has there been a year when hunger rumbled more prominently in our minds than our bellies? Months ago, I gave up searching for flour and yeast, items perpetually out of stock, but this week, after hearing my husband long for homemade bagels, I searched for and found a 3-pack of Red […]

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Faces of WITS: Arlene Naganawa

The ability to express oneself clearly, with strength and beauty, is essential to creating change. With each classroom visit, our WITS Writers-in-Residence—working with students across public schools in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region—provide new tools, perspectives, and attention to students to help them develop and express these lifelong literacy skills. WITS Writers also […]

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