A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Category: 2021/22 Season

Introductions: Anthony Doerr

By Rebecca Hoogs, Interim Executive Director The last time Anthony Doerr spoke for Seattle Arts & Lectures was in the fall of 2015, just a few months after All the Light We Cannot See had won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was one of those nights that was so spectacular that I joked SAL […]

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“The Church of Movement” by WITS Student Dorian Hayes

prayer is when you’re fourteen years old riding the bus home from a protest that ended two hours too late and the cops running after your friends because when you’re sitting in that bus seat humming the lines to the song you were singing but didn’t learn an old woman will sit next to you […]

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Introductions: Billie Jean King

By Rebecca Hoogs, Interim Executive Director It is an honor to introduce Billie Jean King tonight! I was an avid tennis player in high school in the ’90s, and yet I had no idea that it was due in large part to the activism of Billie Jean King. Reading All In: An Autobiography was an […]

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“Words to Remember” by WITS Student Zia Agarwala

Remember to Read, To be in a different body, able to do anything, Remember to escape your worries, leaving your world behind you, Doing the impossible, Remember to fly through every dimension, having no limits, You can fight dragons, and do things you would never be able to do in your world of reality, Remember […]

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Introductions: Maggie Nelson

By Rebecca Hoogs, Interim Executive Director It is an honor to welcome Maggie Nelson back to SAL. Maggie Nelson last graced our stage 2012 in our Poetry Series after her book, Bluets, became an instant cult classic. In 2015 she published The Argonauts, a hybrid memoir which was a bestseller and a finalist for the […]

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“Womb” by Zinnia Hansen

Do you remember when that tickling in our stomachs had a name? It was called God. The flowers bloomed to God’s rhythm and we danced in our underwear. Our families burned weed and bras and incense and dollar bills. They used history as kindling and smoked out the stars. But we didn’t need to misinterpret […]

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SAL’s COVID-19 Policies for 2021/22

Seattle Arts & Lectures is requiring proof of full vaccination for our in-person events this season. We will require masks for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Likewise, our staff and volunteers will be vaccinated and masked. We hope these actions will keep you and our greater community safe while also allowing us to experience the magic and […]

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