A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Category: Support

A Conversation with Mateo Acuña, 2023/24 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.   What brought you to poetry? What has your writing journey been like up until now? I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I only really started writing poetry six months ago! Like a lot of young people, I didn’t have any idea what it really […]

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A person with horn-rimmed glasses, short bangs, and dark hair with light blue ends makes a soft smile with their head tilted slightly to the right.

A Conversation with Clara Olivo, WITS Writer-in-Residence

This month, we’re sharing stories woven with heart and light from our Youth Programs community. Today, WITS Writer-in-Residence Clara Olivo shares their teaching practice, how they inspire and impart wisdom on youth, and what artists need to thrive in Seattle.  Tell us about yourself as a writer. What are you writing and working on? That’s […]

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Words Matter 2021 Dinner Options

Thank you for joining us for Words Matter 2021! Make your evening extra special with dinner options from four of our favorite local, neighborhood restaurants: Marjorie Restaurant, The Whale Wins, Archipelago, and Wild Ginger Bellevue. Scroll down or click on the restaurant of your choice below for menu options, and order directly from the restaurant […]

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Meet Nancy Tollefson, our Words Matter 2020 Committee Chair

SAL Board Member Nancy Tollefson picked up the baton to chair this year’s Words Matter 2020 Gala Committee, and she’s had a smile on her face the entire time. An inspiring, fun, and natural leader, Nancy has been working tirelessly behind the scenes and cheering as each auction item has been procured, delicious desserts donated […]

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“Ancestry Isn’t Just Some DNA Test,” by Hiroshi Sakauye

Ancestry Isn’t Just Some DNA Test A Letter to My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother I wonder what your name was. Did it taste like bitter Mount Fuji snow, or sweet dirt from Aokigahara forest? When we were born, did war carve Its name into your fragment bones? When you were a […]

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“My Name” by Selome Daniel Girma

My Name Yesterday my name was Engineer Selome. Today my name is Dr. Selome. “Hi, Engineer Selome,” they say as I keep on building as an artist who can’t get distracted. I love being called Dr. Selome. I love helping people. Tomorrow I will be an adventurist, love going different places. No one knows where […]

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