SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

5 Questions: Peyton Mann, WITS Intern

Somehow, well before September 22nd, Seattle always lets you know that summer has come to an abrupt end (that is, if it ever started to begin with). This has left many SAL staffers with a familiar, lingering guilt: our summer reading lists metamorphose into suspiciously similar-looking fall reading lists, we recount couch-time that should have been sun-time, and some of us even sadly begin our knitting projects. None […]

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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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Camp WITS: 2016 Audio Collection

Need a soundtrack for your Labor Day weekend? Four weeks ago, eight teens gathered at the Garfield Teen Life Center‘s recording studio to give us these emphatically–and sometimes collaboratively–performed poems. Written during their time at Camp WITS under the mentorship of WITS Writers Nikkita Oliver and Daemond Arrindell, they grapple with the vastness of identity, responsibility, and adulthood; […]

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WITS Voices: What did you do on your summer vacation?

As summer nears to a close, we asked our Writers in the Schools teaching artists to tell us what they did on their summer vacation: what they read, wrote, researched, ate, worked on, and, of course, what fun they had. Read on for a glimpse into 8 local writers’ summers. Late summer blackberry pie count = […]

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Song of Solomon book cover

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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SAL 2016-17 Season Poster Collage

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: SAL Season Poster Contest

Tired of catching Charizards and Bulbasaurs in Pokémon GO? Switch to hunting down SAL 2016/17 Season posters!  Thanks to a class of amazing designers at the School of Visual Concepts, we have nine unique season posters plastering coffee shop walls and telephone polls near you. Catch a photo of three of the designs and your name […]

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New SAL Board Member Candace Barron

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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Friday Roundup

Twelve fun links from around the web. An Icelandic writers retreat: fermented shark meat and writing under a midnight sun. “I want to affirm the work of writers that have the burden of feeling like a publisher doesn’t know how to market them, how to talk about them, how to ‘find their audience.’” Kima Jones […]

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Book Bingo: You’ve Been Meaning to Read

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! By […]

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