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A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Tech Tips for Online Events

Welcome to your step-by-step guide to accessing online events with Seattle Arts & Lectures! The SAL Box Office is always happy to assist you with any trouble you may encounter in connecting to our online events, but before you reach out, we recommend reading this troubleshooting guide first—your question is likely answered below. Steps 1-4 […]

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Faces of SAL: Heather Kelley

By Rebecca Hoogs, SAL Associate Director Heather Kelley has been coming to SAL, as she will tell you below, for most of SAL’s long history. But it has only been in the era of Summer Book Bingo that she emerged as a beloved figure in the SAL office. It began one September when we received […]

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An Essay from “Seismic” by Wei-Wei Lee

This essay appears in Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature, an anthology edited by Kristen Millares Young, featuring writers from all across the city. Seattle was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017 and has been working as part of the international network since then. Seismic is a collection that asks writers to consider what […]

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Introductions: Claudia Rankine

By Ruth Dickey, SAL Executive Director We are here tonight to celebrate the publication of Claudia Rankine’s brilliant new book, Just Us: An American Conversation. Claudia Rankine is an author, poet, playwright, and multi-media artist. Her book Citizen: An American Lyric, won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, and […]

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Announcing the Winners of 2020 Summer Book Bingo!

While everyone who spends their summer reading is a winner in our books, SAL is thrilled to team up with SPL today, on Monday, September 28, 2020, for a drawing of our bingo and black-out prize winners for 2020 Summer Book Bingo. Watch the video below to see the drawing, and, if you haven’t already, […]

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Comments from Summer Book Bingo Readers

It seems like we could all use a pick-me-up lately, and when we started receiving our usual September flood of completed Summer Book Bingo boards via postbox, email, and social media, we couldn’t help but be uplifted by your responses in the space where we encouraged you to reflect on your reading adventures. Before we […]

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A Comic from Margaret Atwood’s Conversation

If you’ve been following us for a while, you may know of Tessa Hulls, the “SAL Official Doodler” and author of the forthcoming graphic novel Feeding Ghosts (MCD Books, 2022). We were so lucky that Tessa watched Margaret Atwood’s online-only SAL Presents conversation with Cheryl Strayed on September 9, and made this ultra-cool illustration! Take […]

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An Interview with Jenn St. Claire, SAL Board Member

Jenn St. Claire recently completed her third term on the SAL Board of Directors. We are so grateful to Jenn for her 9 years of generous and enthusiastic service! Lucky for us she has taken on a new role—she will be interviewing past SAL Board members in this space in the months to come. But, […]

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An Interview with Ruth Dickey, Poet & Author of “Mud Blooms”

By Gabriela Denise Frank Has there been a year when hunger rumbled more prominently in our minds than our bellies? Months ago, I gave up searching for flour and yeast, items perpetually out of stock, but this week, after hearing my husband long for homemade bagels, I searched for and found a 3-pack of Red […]

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