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Category: SAL Volunteers

Lindy West, hair braided and wearing a red ribbed sweater, stands at a podium, with both hands powerfully placed upon it. Dramatic light shines down onto her as she speaks into a microphone.

A WITS Student Reflects on Lindy West

By Akshaya Ajith, SAL Volunteer Even before the stage lights dimmed, the room was filled to the brim with pure excitement. There was not a shuffle or a cough, just a silent blanket of anticipation for the stage door to open and hearts to be filled. It was a kind of fierce joy that illuminated […]

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Natalie Howard is in her living room, holding her cat with one arm--her cat, a tabby, is wearing a miniature Vietnamese leaf hat.

Faces of SAL: Natalie Howard

SAL Box Office whiz Natalie Howard has been helping out over the past year—have you spotted her handing out tickets? We’re super excited to feature her in Faces of SAL, our on-going series about the volunteers, staffers, and other behind-the-scenes folks you should know about. Below, Natalie shares with us the experience that drew her […]

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Bianca Glinskas stands on a cliff amid a sunrise, mountains in the background. She's leaning against a rock, small in the frame of the photo.

Faces of SAL: Bianca Glinskas

We are so grateful for the many volunteers who make our world go round at the SAL headquarters. Bianca Glinskas is one such volunteer, and not only does she help out in the office—she also writes for our blog! Check out her recent pieces on poet Mary Ruefle here and here. To see what’s inspired […]

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Ragini Gupta stands against a very tall bookcase, smiling.

Welcome, Ragini Gupta, WITS Intern!

We’re giving a warm welcome to Ragini Gupta of the University of Washington, who recently joined the SAL team this fall as a Writers in the Schools intern. We’re so grateful to have such a talented creative writer on board—learn a little bit more about Ragini’s passions below. Welcome, Ragini! Tell us a little bit […]

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Summer Book Bingo: The Many Reasons to Play

by Kate Jones, Summer Intern   Another wonderful summer has come and gone, and I’m looking at my finished Summer Book Bingo board, trying to articulate why I love this experience so much. I’m no Book Bingo veteran—this is only my second card—but I’m starting to boil it down to a few reasons, reasons that […]

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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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Faces of SAL: Kristin Austin

Spring is in the air—the scent of Daphne, more daylight, and the hard work of our amazing volunteers! Kristin Austin joined the SAL volunteer team over a year ago, and here she shares with us her hidden talent, what she’s reading right now, and her favorite part of a SAL event. Hint: it involves students! […]

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Faces of SAL: Kristen Bechtold

The snow days continue and while we’ve been cozy and warm inside, SAL’s volunteers are busy inspiring our reading list! Kristen Bechtold joined the volunteer team a year ago—read on to learn her favorite books to read in this cold weather, along with some ideas on what to read when you want to laugh.   […]

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Faces of SAL: Justine Chan

Happiness is born from gratitude. And our talented volunteers make us happy at SAL! We are so thankful for the marvelous volunteers that are part of our team, including Justine Chan–a stellar event volunteer who has been with us since 2016. Learn what’s inspiring her reading and writing (hint: the forest is involved). Plus, discover […]

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Faces of SAL: Kamara Swaby

We are a few weeks into 2019, and we want to shine a light on our fantastic team of volunteers. They share their talent in our office and at our events. Kamara Swaby is no exception. She has recently joined the SAL volunteer family, and it’s not surprising to hear she has a love of […]

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