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Will Clemans

“A Citizen of the Weather,” by Will Clemans

  A Citizen of the Weather As the clouds billowed black we retreated from the air I sharp looked to either side Cordelia on my right for reassurance Dad on my left for strength yet they look only at the tree a lasting gyrfalcon finality coursing through its feathers.

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Introductions: Annie Proulx

On June 23rd, acclaimed novelist and short story writer Annie Proulx revealed the secrets of her writing process, family history, and Barkskins – her new masterwork – at Temple De Hirsch Sinai for SAL’s 2015/16 SAL Presents Series. This conversational interview was moderated by author David Laskin, and SAL Executive Director Ruth Dickey gave an introduction to their talk, below. I’ve moved quite […]

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Required Reading: Annie Proulx

As part of our Required Reading series, we share a list of three essential works for each of SAL’s featured writers. Up this time: the great American novelist and short story writer, Annie Proulx. It’s now Thursday, which means it’s too late. If you haven’t already started, you’ll never finish reading Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx’s new 713-page epic, Barkskins, in time […]

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Book Bingo: Seattle Arts & Lectures Author

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! In […]

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Introductions: Imagination into Ink, Part 2

Paired with images from May 26th, the second night of our 2016 WITS Year-End Readings, these are just a few of the extraordinary introductions our writers-in-residence have written for their students, giving us insight into how WITS students view the world, themselves, and their writing. WITS Writer Margot Case introduces Quinn Angelou-Lysaker and Stefania Escoz  Quinn’s writing came at […]

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Introductions: Imagination into Ink, Part 1

Paired with images from May 25th, the first night of our 2016 WITS Year-End Readings, these are just a few of the extraordinary introductions our writers-in-residence have written for their students, giving us insight into how WITS students view the world, themselves, and their writing. To get a glimpse inside these moving and collaborative relationships, read on! WITS Writer Laura […]

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WITS Voices: Imagination as a Seditious Act

By Aaron Counts, WITS Writer-in-Residence Each spring, schools in many districts around the country shift their focus from whatever learning is usually going on in classrooms to make room for standardized testing season. Here in Seattle, that test is the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). It is a multi-subject test based on the Common Core State […]

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Friday Roundup

Twelve fun links from around the web. A rare interview: Annie Proulx on her new book. Want to learn the secrets of a book designer? Lucy Ives on Margaret the First and “archival fiction.” Missed Forrest Gander at our Neruda event? Here he is chatting about Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda on All Things […]

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“Newer Skeletons,” by Gina Rangel-Gross

Newer Skeletons (Or, A Turn of Events I Never Would Have Anticipated But Am Not Complaining About) we are starting to see each other like x-rays. starting to carefully examine each other, (exciting) & ive been examining myself too. (powerful) i love this. how else could i learn so much about bodies without seeing every […]

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Ask the Curator: How Do You Choose?

Have you ever wondered how or why a particular writer is chosen to speak at a SAL event? Rebecca Hoogs is answering curation questions on Sonder! Send questions to Alison Stagner at astagner@lectures.org with “Ask the Curator” in the subject line, and we’ll pick our favorites to respond to. By Rebecca Hoogs, SAL’s Associate Director How do you choose? […]

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