SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Category: Creativity

An Essay from “Seismic” by Dr. Charles Johnson

This essay appears in Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature, an anthology edited by Kristen Millares Young, featuring writers from all across the city. Seattle was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017 and has been working as part of the international network since then. Seismic is a collection that asks writers to consider what the designation […]

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A Decade of Letterpress: Robin Kessler

Each year, in a project led by Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick of Writers in the Schools, and the School of Visual Concepts, long-term patients from Seattle Children’s Hospital and a team of letterpress artists join forces to create an extraordinary collection of handprinted, limited-edition broadsides. These works of arts—which you may have oohed and […]

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An Essay from “Seismic” by Anastacia-Renée

This essay appears in Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature, an anthology edited by Kristen Millares Young, featuring writers from all across the city. Seattle was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017 and has been working as part of the international network since then. Seismic is a collection that asks writers to consider what the designation […]

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An Essay from “Seismic” by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

This essay appears in Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature, an anthology edited by Kristen Millares Young, featuring writers from all across the city. Seattle was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017 and has been working as part of the international network since then. Seismic is a collection that asks writers to consider what […]

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An Essay from “Seismic” by Wei-Wei Lee

This essay appears in Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature, an anthology edited by Kristen Millares Young, featuring writers from all across the city. Seattle was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017 and has been working as part of the international network since then. Seismic is a collection that asks writers to consider what […]

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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 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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“Ocean Radish”: Collaborative Poetry with Samar Abulhassan & Sierra Nelson

At the beginning of Washington State’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, WITS Writers-in-Residence Samar Abulhassan and Sierra Nelson began sending letters to one another, filled with their daily observations and feelings during the pandemic. Their correspondence sparked “Ocean Radish,” this collaborative writing project which we are delighted to share with you today, followed by more […]

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An Interview with WITS Duo John McCartney and Arianne True

By Gabriela Denise Frank Poetry tills the soil of our hearts. By till, I mean cultivate. By cultivate, I mean poetry works the earth of our humanity. By work, I mean it disturbs the fallow routines of everyday life. Poetry breaks the crust of habit. It loosens old roots, amends the spirit with language, imagery, […]

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