Words Matter 2021 Virtual Benefit Gala & Literary Auction

Words Matter 2021 Virtual Benefit Gala & Literary Auction

Friday, April 23, 2021 7:00 pm PST

04/23/2021 7:00 pm 04/23/2021 America/Los_Angeles Words Matter 2021 Virtual Benefit Gala & Literary Auction https://lectures.org/event/wordsmatter2021/ lectures.org

At lectures.org

Please join us for an online evening of delights and inspiration at Words Matter 2021 to ensure that Seattle Arts & Lectures can continue to cultivate transformative experiences through story and language with readers and writers of all generations.



An inspiring virtual program & opportunity to gather
safely from our homes

A virtual auction of extraordinary literary experiences & treasures
Wednesday, April 21 to Friday, April 23

Cocktail attire & sparkles encouraged
(because we all need a reason to dress up!)



Tickets are free

Make your experience extra special & support SAL with a
Gift Box of Delights ($150)

Stay tuned for dinner options from some of
SAL’s restaurant partners



A bottle of “The Informant” from Guardian Cellars
Fran’s Gray Salt Caramels in Dark Chocolate
Aesop skincare
Ex Gratia notecard
Blackwing pencil
A writing prompt from a WITS writer
A poem from a WITS student
A love note from Ruth

Available in limited supply!
Order by April 1, 2021

Delivery the week of the event
within King County only


Not able to join us on April 23? Please donate now to support SAL!



Our 2020/21 Words Matter Committee
Nancy Tollefson (Chair) | Candace Barron | Kelly Cheeseman
Debra Dahlen | Wood Graham | Chris Nishiwaki
Jenn St. Claire | Shelly Shay | Jennifer Leatherman Wong

Our Emcee
Amanda Westbrooke

Event Details



Closed or Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing loss, where captioning displays the words that are spoken or sung at the bottom of the video image, or in a separate viewer window. Captioning is available for all online events. Links to open captioning for live events will be shared in your pre-event email and on the event page beneath the video and within the chat. For closed captioning on pre-recorded events, click the “CC” button to view captions during the event.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals. To make a request for ASL interpretation, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10, or select Sign Language Interpretation from the Accessibility section during your ticket checkout process, and we will reach out to you to confirm details. Please note: we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure interpretation.

We are pleased to offer these accessibility services for online events, and they are provided at no additional cost to ticket holders. Please contact us with any questions and feedback about how we can be more accessible and inclusive. Our Patron Services Manager is available at boxoffice@lectures.org, or Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 206.621.2230×10. For more accessibility information, please head to lectures.org/accessibility.