SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

“COVID-19,” by Dora Leingang

COVID-19   Akin to a dandelion whose seeds roam aimlessly And infect whomever they please, armed with a wicked and unrelenting grasp, isolation, and desperation abound as well as wrath and greed. Political leaders terrified through their tough facades, cowering behind walls they’ve put up iron, steel, cement. Lungs, breathing sparsely in and out. This poem was […]

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WITS Lesson: Turn a Video Conference Grid into Superhero Comics

Talk about taking creative constraints and turning them into inspiration! At the end of April, WITS writer David Lasky shared this exciting lesson prompt during a WITS meeting. He guided SAL staff members and fellow Writers-in-Residence through the creation of list poems, as the team looked at everyone’s faces through Zoom, and contemplated what we […]

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Kids Summer Book Bingo: By a Woman Author

Kids Summer Book Bingo is Seattle Arts & Lectures’ free summer reading program for kids and young adults ages 0-17—and it’s here early this year! Download your bingo card here, then spend now through September 8th reading for your chance to win fabulous prizes! Want some ideas on what to read for the “By a […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo is Here—And Early!

Due to popular demand, everyone’s favorite free summer reading challenge is back early this year for both adults and kids! Download your Adult Board here or your Kid Board here. Keep track of your spring and summer reads from now until September 8, 2020 by writing the title and author in the matching square, and submit […]

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Summer Book Bingo: Afrofuturism

Due to popular demand, 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, has begun early this year! Download your card here. Start your summer reading early and aim for bingo or blackout for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Engage with others around your reading adventure with the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 […]

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Summer Book Bingo: On Your Shelf

2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is coming very soon! A few sneak peak previews of Book Bingo squares have got us reading and ready (past reveals: Uplifting and Nature). To hear about the release of the Summer Book Bingo card as soon as it comes out, […]

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Kids Summer Book Bingo: Takes Place in Nature

  Kids Summer Book Bingo is Seattle Arts & Lectures’ free summer reading program for kids and young adults ages 0-17—and it’s here early this year! Download your bingo card here, then spend now through September 8th reading for your chance to win fabulous prizes! Want some inspiration for your first Kids Book Bingo category? […]

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Book Bingo square with "nature" in center and bird in upper left corner

Summer Book Bingo: Nature

2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is coming very soon! We’ve been giving a sneak preview of a Book Bingo square each week until the full card is released in early May (past reveals: Uplifting and On Your Shelf). To hear it first, follow along with our […]

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Kristen Millares Young smiles at camera wearing a black dress

An Interview with Kristen Millares Young, author of “Subduction”

By Gabriela Denise Frank We are sharing a seismic moment. An unprecedented global pause is shifting space-time as we know it. Our struggle with sheltering in place has revealed both tension and gaps in our relationships that require tending. We are forced to stay and listen when we might otherwise leave. This quarantine has also […]

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“El Amar Y El Querer,” by Marta Juárez-Aguilar

El Amar Y El Querer Es el cielo o el infierno Aquella voz como fuego Que consume mente y cuerpo Cenizas dejadas al viento Saberlo todo y vivir la nada Estar viva y morir viviendo Comprender, no comprendiendo Es el yugo que a mi mente mata Ligado al dueño del sentimiento Estar dormida y soñar […]

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