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Indies First: SAL Instagram Takeover

Book nerds, it’s time to use your powers for good! On Small Business Saturday, November 26, Indies First will be unfolding at an independent bookstore near you. This national campaign to support local indies was launched by Sherman Alexie in 2013, a day where thousands of authors volunteered as guest booksellers across the country. In an open letter to fellow […]

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Three Questions: Travel Writer Kim Brown Seely

Perhaps this Thanksgiving weekend you’ll be joining the tens of millions of Americans on the road, or—in light of the recent election—hiding at home from certain relatives, eyes blurry as you scroll through your Facebook feed. Either way, this is a great time for a virtual escape. Luckily, we have Kim Brown Seely, a local writer who […]

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What SAL’s Reading: Fall Edition

Ruth Dickey, Executive Director: “I am currently reading Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramović, which has stunned and moved me, and Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón. I was so captivated by Ada’s reading that I tried to purchase the book that evening, but Open Books had run out (and then I struck out at both Phinney […]

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Friday Roundup

Twelve fun links from around the web. From Frantumaglia, a new collection of writings by Elena Ferrante. On Fresh Air: Viet Thanh Nguyen on his escape from Vietnam. Rachel Zucker has a new podcast up with Shane McCrae! (See her on the 14th.) Who’s going to Wordstock in Portland? Emma Straub is. Five books making […]

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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 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. This summer, participants read a total of 8717 books, and we received a whopping 248 blackout cards and 227 bingo cards. Although it’s officially ended, be sure to swing by your […]

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Book Bingo: The Tropical Edition

Summer Book Bingo is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures to provide free summer reading fun for adults. When your neighborhood library closes tonight, Bingo officially ends—so be sure to drop off your completed board for your last chance to win fabulous prizes! In this guest post from Lynne K. Varner, […]

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New SAL Board Member: Welcome, Lauri Conner!

By Annie Gala, Marketing & Programs Intern Alongside Candace Barron, Lauri Conner—who simply goes by “Conner”—is the latest member of SAL’s Board of Directors. A PhD candidate at the University of Washington in Education and a graduate of their M.F.A. program, she is a local writer and teacher. A Cave Canem fellow, you can find her poems in […]

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New SAL Board Member: Welcome, Candace Barron!

By Annie Gala, Marketing & Programs Intern Meet Candace Barron, SAL’s new board member—she specializes in PR strategy for Boeing in the areas of engineering, technology strategy, and intellectual property. You may also know her by her former byline, Candace Heckman, under which she wrote and edited for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper until it disbanded in 2009. […]

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Book Bingo: Rachel Griffin’s Picks

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! This […]

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