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Faces of SAL: Lauri Conner, SAL Board President

By Gabriela Denise Frank “Writing for me had become this thing where I didn’t have to fit into anybody’s box, except for the one I created,” poet and educator Lauri Conner said. We were discussing the ways in which creative writing and WITS open up possibilities for both students and teachers. This month, Conner—recently named […]

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Create Your Own Series: Your SAL, Your Way

Tickets go on sale today for our Create Your Own Series subscriptions, which allow you to curate your own SAL experience with four tickets to four events of your choice. The question then becomes, how and who to choose? You might select speakers from different series—Literary Arts, Poetry, Journalism, Women You Need to Know (WYNK), […]

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Faces of Bushwick: Reggie Garrett

To celebrate our longtime partnership with Bushwick Book Club Seattle, we’re speaking with local musicians who have composed and performed songs inspired by the written works of SAL speakers over the years. Learn more about these hometown talents and discover their work in our Faces of Bushwick interview series. In this second installment, we speak […]

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Tech Tips for Words Matter 2021

Welcome to your step-by-step guide to accessing Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Words Matter 2021 livestream program on Friday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. (PDT)! The SAL team is happy to assist you with any trouble you may encounter in connecting to our live program, but before you reach out, we recommend reading this troubleshooting guide […]

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A Letter from the SAL Board

Dear SAL community, We are writing to provide an update on our search for the next Executive Director! The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Search Committee has engaged Koya Partners to conduct our search. Koya is a leading firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at mission-driven organizations. Koya is actually the […]

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“A Letter to Her” by Clarissa Perez

Do you remember when goodbye left your lips as I walked away then looked behind Mami, I could see it in your eyes How much you wished you could’ve held me Like life should’ve let happen Before fetantyl met you at your front door And took advantage of your weakness As you slipped away Into […]

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A Letter from Melanie and Conner

Dear SAL community, As you learned last week, Ruth will be leaving SAL at the end of April to become the next Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. On behalf of the Board, we thank Ruth for her work over the past 8 years. SAL is strong and stable, with a talented leadership team and staff, an […]

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News from SAL’s Executive Director

Dear friends, I am writing with news that is deeply bittersweet. As you may have seen today, at the end of April, I will leave SAL to become the next Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. While I am thrilled to get to continue championing books and reading on a national scale, I will […]

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Thoughts on Yesterday

At the core of our mission is the belief that words matter. Yesterday, as we witnessed an insurrection and violence incited by the words of the president, that became yet again clear. What is also painfully clear is that the driving force behind this act was this country’s failure to renounce white supremacy—and it was […]

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Black Lives Matter. Black Stories Matter.

A Message from Ruth Dickey, SAL Executive Director Dear friends of Seattle Arts & Lectures, Black lives matter. Black stories matter. Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) stands in solidarity with Black authors, teaching artists, educators, students, colleagues, board members, volunteers, artists, partners, community members, and audience members. We stand with protestors who are demanding justice. SAL mourns […]

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