A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Category: 2016/17 Season

Introductions: Ann Patchett

On September 19 at Benaroya Hall, international bestseller Ann Patchett spoke of the life-changing process of writing about her own family in her new novel, Commonwealth. SAL Executive Director Ruth Dickey introduced and interviewed Ann for this event, which opened SAL’s 2016/17 Literary Arts Series. By Ruth Dickey, SAL Executive Director I first fell in love with Ann […]

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glassybaby: Seattle Sunset

SAL By Candlelight: Announcing a glassybaby Partnership

What are those vibrant SAL-red candles illuminating the stage at Benaroya Hall this season? Meet ‘Seattle Sunset’. SAL is excited to announce that, beginning in September, glassybaby is sharing 10% of its ‘Seattle Sunset’ proceeds in support of our Writers in the Schools Program. These candles will be lighting our stage with a festive glow all […]

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Book Club Spotlight: North & West Seattle

On a ship bound for the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634, religious renegade Anne Hutchinson founded what might count as the very first American book club: a group of English women, disgruntled at being shut out of discussions, met to analyze the weekly sermons. In the centuries since, book clubs have been vehicles for many kinds of concerns; but always, they are efforts to […]

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SAL 2016-17 Season Poster Collage

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: SAL Season Poster Contest

Tired of catching Charizards and Bulbasaurs in Pokémon GO? Switch to hunting down SAL 2016/17 Season posters!  Thanks to a class of amazing designers at the School of Visual Concepts, we have nine unique season posters plastering coffee shop walls and telephone polls near you. Catch a photo of three of the designs and your name […]

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Friday Roundup

Twelve fun links from around the web. An Icelandic writers retreat: fermented shark meat and writing under a midnight sun. “I want to affirm the work of writers that have the burden of feeling like a publisher doesn’t know how to market them, how to talk about them, how to ‘find their audience.’” Kima Jones […]

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Book Bingo: An Illustrated Board

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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