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Book Bingo: Seattle Arts & Lectures Author

Summer Book Bingo is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures to provide free summer reading fun for adults. Swing by your local Seattle library branch or any one of SAL’s partner bookstores to grab a Bingo Card, then spend your summer reading great books—you can win fabulous prizes! In […]

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Ask the Curator: How Do You Choose?

Have you ever wondered how or why a particular writer is chosen to speak at a SAL event? Rebecca Hoogs is answering curation questions on Sonder! Send questions to Alison Stagner at astagner@lectures.org with “Ask the Curator” in the subject line, and we’ll pick our favorites to respond to. By Rebecca Hoogs, SAL’s Associate Director How do you choose? […]

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Introductions: Teju Cole

On April 21st, writer, photographer, and art historian Teju Cole delivered a sweeping lecture on heritage, craft, and political responsibility at Town Hall Seattle for SAL’s 2015/16 Literary Arts Series. SAL Executive Director Ruth Dickey introduced his talk and moderated their conversation that evening. By Ruth Dickey, SAL Executive Director In a passage I love in Every […]

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Required Reading: Jacqueline Woodson

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Required Reading series, where we’ll be sharing a list of three essential works for each of SAL’s visiting writers. First up: Jacqueline Woodson, children’s author extraordinaire. Ursula K. Le Guin said of stories: “The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” If you agree […]

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Author Crush: Tracy K. Smith

By Anastacia Renee Tolbert, WITS Writer-in-Residence Tracy K. Smith’s Duende (2007) opens with: This is a poem about the itch. That stirs a nation at night.                                                            —”History” […]

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