SAL/on, a blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is a place for the different voices of the SAL community—writers, speakers, students, teachers, readers, listeners, and all points in between—to be collected, considered, and exchanged.


SAL/on air is a literary podcast featuring the best author talks from over thirty years of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ programming. Hear our past archive of lectures from authors like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Philip Roth, Jane Hirshfield, and Madeleine Albright.

Summer Book Bingo

Every summer, we partner with The Seattle Public Library to create a Summer Book Bingo card for our free reading program. Adults, teens, and kids play along from May – September to be entered in a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Prowda Award

The Prowda Literary Champion Award is named for Sherry Prowda, SAL’s founder and first Executive Director. Each year, the award, selected by a group of literary visionaries, celebrates the individuals and organizations that make Seattle an outstanding place for writers and readers.