SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

2020 Summer Book Bingo: Debut Book by Author Over 50

Summer Book Bingo is our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. Need some great reads for the “Debut Book by Author Over 50” square? Ruth Dickey, SAL’s Executive Director, shares with […]

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Summer Book Bingo: What Nicole Tsong’s Reading

We love getting a window into what our friends and community members are reading—and Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is our favorite way to spark those conversations. Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Myth or Fable (Original or Retold)

We’re half way through summer, so it’s time to get serious about filling up our 2020 Summer Book Bingo cards. Summer Book Bingo is our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. […]

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An Interview with Bitaniya Giday, Youth Poet Laureate

By Gabriela Denise Frank When I watched Bitaniya Giday perform her poem, “Hyphenated Identity Crisis,” I didn’t know I would interview her. The video, which introduced Bitaniya as the 2020/2021 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, was filmed outside on a breezy day rather than inside a dramatically-lit theater. Bitaniya read from her phone in front of […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Set in a City of Literature

We’re enjoying the summer weather while reading and playing 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. Christina Gould, SAL’s Patron Services Manager and world traveler, shares ideas […]

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Summer Book Bingo: Trans or Non-Binary Author

With summer here, we’re busy playing 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. Danielle Palmer-Friedman, friend of SAL, joins us on the SAL/on blog today for suggestions […]

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“Ocean Radish”: Collaborative Poetry with Samar Abulhassan & Sierra Nelson

At the beginning of Washington State’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, WITS Writers-in-Residence Samar Abulhassan and Sierra Nelson began sending letters to one another, filled with their daily observations and feelings during the pandemic. Their correspondence sparked “Ocean Radish,” this collaborative writing project which we are delighted to share with you today, followed by more […]

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Summer Book Bingo: What You’re Reading for History or Alternative History

With summer here, we’re busy playing 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. In a recent e-newsletter, we asked the SAL community—you!—what books you’ve been reading, or […]

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Ruth Dickey stands at a lectern speaking into the microphone while holding a piece of paper.

A Letter from Ruth

Dear friends, When Carol Anderson was with us just over two weeks ago, she talked about how the work of racial equity and justice is like a symphony that needs all the various players to work. She shared, “One of the things that really comes to the fore when you study the strategies of the [Civil Rights […]

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SAL’s Guide to Bookstore Re-Openings

Although many wonderful Seattle-area bookstores have online offerings and curbside pick-ups during this time, there’s something about roaming the shelves that we just miss. If you’ve been wondering which independent bookstores are re-opening near you, look no further than this guide to our 2020/21 bookstore partners’ new hours and offerings, updated as of July 9, […]

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