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Alice Wong: Online-Only Image

Alice Wong: Online-Only

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Free Events

Alice Wong joins SAL and The Seattle Public Library for a free community event celebrating the release of her memoir, Year of the Tiger. Wong is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014.

Abdulrazak Gurnah: In-Person & Online Image

Abdulrazak Gurnah: In-Person & Online

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Literary Arts

Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Afterlives is a sweeping, multi-generational saga of displacement, loss, and love, set against the brutal colonization of east Africa. Following the story of Ilyas, a boy stolen by German colonial troops, Afterlives is a novel that “gathers close all those who were meant to be forgotten, and refuses their erasure.

A Conversation with Maggie O’Farrell: In-Person & Online Image

A Conversation with Maggie O’Farrell: In-Person & Online

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Literary Arts

Maggie O’Farrell, the Northern Irish author of the “magnificent and searing” novel Hamnet, returns with The Marriage Portrait, an electrifying new tale. Full of the drama and verve with which she illuminated the Shakespearean canvas of Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life and offers an unforgettable portrait of a resilient young woman’s battle for her very survival.

Celeste Ng: In-Person & Online Image

Celeste Ng: In-Person & Online

Monday, October 17, 2022

SAL Presents

Celeste Ng is the bestselling author of three novels: Everything I Never Told You, Little Fires Everywhere, and her latest work, Our Missing Hearts. In 2020, Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere was adapted into a popular limited series on Hulu, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Following its nationwide success, Ng’s latest work, Our Missing Hearts, explores the ways that supposedly civilized communities can pretend to ignore the most searing injustice. Most tickets, with the exception of a limited number of Pay What You Can and complimentary tickets, include a copy of Our Missing Hearts, mailed to the ticket holder’s door.

John Irving: In-Person & Online Image

John Irving: In-Person & Online

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

SAL Presents

John Irving has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time, from The World According to Garp to The Cider House Rules. Irving returns with The Last Chairlift, his first novel in seven years—a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics, set between Colorado and New England. Most tickets, with the exception of a limited number of Pay What You Can and complimentary tickets, include a copy of The Last Chairlift, mailed to the ticket holder’s door.

Jon Meacham: In-Person & Online Image

Jon Meacham: In-Person & Online

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Literary Arts

Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln in And There Was Light, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. “Written with wisdom and grace, his story of Lincoln’s complex moral journey to Emancipation mirrors America’s long and troubled quest to live up to its founding ideals,” writes Doris Kearns Goodwin. Literary Arts Series subscriptions include a copy of And There Was Light, mailed to the subscriber’s door. Please note: complimentary subscriptions and single tickets do not include the book.

James Welch Prize Reading: In-Person & Online Image

James Welch Prize Reading: In-Person & Online

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Poetry

The second annual James Welch Prize reading, celebrating two Indigenous poets from the U.S., is presented in partnership with Hugo House and Poetry Northwest, featuring judge Elise Paschen and winners Halee Kirkwood and Melanie Merle.

Rick Steves: In-Person & Online Image

Rick Steves: In-Person & Online

Thursday, November 10, 2022

SAL Presents

Hometown hero Rick Steves is a public television host, a best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel. He has dedicated his career to providing accessible information, helping Americans to have the most stress-free, cost effective, and enlightening travel experiences possible. Steves is a big proponent of “Traveling as a Political Act,” the subject of his SAL talk.

An Evening with Nigella Lawson: In-Person & Online Image

An Evening with Nigella Lawson: In-Person & Online

Sunday, November 13, 2022

SAL Presents

Nigella Lawson is an internationally renowned food writer and TV cook whose successful television programs have made her a household name around the world. In her latest book, Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories, Lawson intertwines essays which explore our relationship with food with more than a hundred new recipes.

Sasha LaPointe Presents: TBD #1 Image

Sasha LaPointe Presents: TBD #1

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Sasha LaPointe Presents

Sasha LaPointe’s new Community Curated Series will be announced soon! Blind subscribe to this three-part series today, or check back soon when the line-up is announced.

Patti Smith: In-Person & Online Image

Patti Smith: In-Person & Online

Friday, December 2, 2022

SAL Presents

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She garnered international acclaim in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry with early punk and rock and roll. She has released twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred debut albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Smith has authored a number of poetry collections, as well as a National Book Award winning memoir, Just Kids. Her latest endeavor is a book of photography entitled A Book of Days, set to be released in November 2022. Most tickets, with the exception of Pay What You Can and complimentary tickets, include a copy of A Book of Days, mailed to the ticket holder’s door.

Sasha LaPointe Presents: TBD #2 Image

Sasha LaPointe Presents: TBD #2

Friday, January 27, 2023

Sasha LaPointe Presents

Sasha LaPointe’s new Community Curated Series will be announced soon! Blind subscribe to this three-part series today, or check back soon when the line-up is announced.

Amor Towles: In-Person & Online Image

Amor Towles: In-Person & Online

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Encore

Amor Towles is the author of three runaway bestsellers: Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow, and now, The Lincoln Highway. After working as an investment professional for over twenty years, Towles turned full-time writer, penning massively successful works which deal in historical fiction but are at their core detailed character studies. Lauded as “an exhilarating ride through Americana,” his new novel tells the story of a 1950s road trip gone awry, populated by an eclectic cast of characters, from drifters who make their home riding the rails and larger-than-life vaudevillians to the aristocrats of the Upper East Side.

Reginald Dwayne Betts: In-Person & Online Image

Reginald Dwayne Betts: In-Person & Online

Thursday, February 9, 2023

SAL Presents

After incarceration, how do you reenter a society that doesn’t offer open arms? Reginald Dwayne Betts is an award-winning author, poet, lawyer, and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, whose work interrogates and challenges our notions of justice. Betts has adapted his celebrated poetry collection, Felon, into a one-man performance piece, which he will perform for this SAL Presents event.

On Being: Krista Tippett with Isabel Wilkerson—In-Person & Online Image

On Being: Krista Tippett with Isabel Wilkerson—In-Person & Online

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Literary Arts

Peabody Award-winning host Krista Tippett presents a live recording of the wildly popular On Being podcast, featuring guest speaker Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction with The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste. Join these two friends and interpreters of the human condition for a night of incredible conversation.

Kate Baer: In-Person & Online Image

Kate Baer: In-Person & Online

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Poetry

Kate Baer is an author and poet who garnered acclaim following the publication of her first collection of poetry, What Kind Of Woman. The collection examines the many roles women play in the modern era, as Baer seeks to place the experiences of motherhood, female companionship, and marriage at the heart of what it means to be poetic. Baer’s newest work, And Yet, dives even deeper into themes of friendship, love, loss, and motherhood, displaying Baer’s ever-increasing capacity to explore these topics in rare poetic form.

Sasha LaPointe Presents: TBD #3 Image

Sasha LaPointe Presents: TBD #3

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Sasha LaPointe Presents

Sasha LaPointe’s new Community Curated Series will be announced soon! Blind subscribe to this three-part series today, or check back soon when the line-up is announced.

A Conversation with Jason Reynolds: In-Person & Online Image

A Conversation with Jason Reynolds: In-Person & Online

Monday, March 13, 2023

Literary Arts

Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books for young readers. His book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a collaboration with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and his bestselling stories, such as Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, All American Boys (with Brendan Kiely), Long Way Down, and Miles Morales-Spiderman make him “one of the most exciting, constantly surprising voices in children’s literature.”

Ruth Ozeki: In-Person & Online Image

Ruth Ozeki: In-Person & Online

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Encore

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest, who has garnered acclaim for her ability to integrate issues of science, technology, religion, environmental politics, and global pop culture into unique, hybrid forms. Her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, tells the story of a young boy who, after the death of his father, starts to hear voices and finds solace in the companionship of his very own book.

Chris Abani: In-Person & Online Image

Chris Abani: In-Person & Online

Monday, April 3, 2023

Poetry

Chris Abani is an acclaimed novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. Born to an Igbo father and English mother, Abani grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria. His experiences in his home country inspire much of Abani’s work, equally informed by his research into African poetics, twentieth century Anglophone literature, Yoruba and Igbo philosophy and religion, and many other areas of study. Abani’s latest work is a book of poetry entitled Smoking the Bible, in which he illustrates the connective geography between harm, regret, and release, as his poems move through landscapes of Nigeria, the Midwestern United States, adulthood, and childhood.

Masha Gessen: In-Person & Online Image

Masha Gessen: In-Person & Online

Monday, April 17, 2023

Literary Arts

A trenchant observer of democracy, Masha Gessen is the author of twelve books, including the National Book Award-winning The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia and Surviving Autocracy. Their coverage of current political unfoldings in Russia, LGBTQ+ rights, and the rise of autocratic leaders appears regularly in the pages of The New Yorker and the New York Times.

Pico Iyer: In-Person & Online Image

Pico Iyer: In-Person & Online

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Encore

“One of the most soulful and perceptive writers of our time,” Pico Iyer is a renowned travel writer beloved for his gift of perspective. In a new culminating work, The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise, Iyer brings together the outer world and the inner to offer us a surprising, original, often beautiful exploration of how we might come upon paradise in the midst of our very real lives. 

Connie Walker: In-Person & Online Image

Connie Walker: In-Person & Online

Monday, May 8, 2023

SAL Presents

“There is a crisis of violence in our communities,” says Connie Walker, an award-winning Cree journalist from Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. In her podcasts Stolen and Missing & Murdered, Walker investigates cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In seeking to unravel the mysterious disappearance of Jermain Charlo—a young Indigenous mother who left a bar in Missoula, Montana, in 2018 and was never seen again—Stolen examines more broadly what it means to be an Indigenous woman in America. Q&A with journalist Wudan Yan.

Louise Penny: In-Person & Online Image

Louise Penny: In-Person & Online

Monday, May 15, 2023

SAL Presents

One of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time, Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. With a CWA Dagger and seven Agatha Awards to her name, as well as her reputation as a master plotter, Penny is sure to thrill and delight with her latest release.

The Moth Mainstage: In-Person & Online Image

The Moth Mainstage: In-Person & Online

Thursday, May 25, 2023

SAL Presents

One of our most popular events of the year, each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. Theme and storytellers to be announced in Spring 2023!

Archive

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Showcase Image

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Showcase

May 28, 2022

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools

May 26, 2022

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

May 25, 2022

The Moth Mainstage: In-Person & Online Image

The Moth Mainstage: In-Person & Online

May 18, 2022

Local Voices: In-Person & Online Image

Local Voices: In-Person & Online

May 9, 2022

Natalie Baszile: In-Person & Online Image

Natalie Baszile: In-Person & Online

May 5, 2022

Sonya Renee Taylor in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: In-Person & Online Image

Sonya Renee Taylor in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: In-Person & Online

May 2, 2022

Richard Powers: In-Person & Online Image

Richard Powers: In-Person & Online

April 19, 2022

Don Mee Choi: In-Person & Online Image

Don Mee Choi: In-Person & Online

April 7, 2022

Abolition. Feminism. Now.—A Conversation About the Politics & Practice of Abolition Feminism Image

Abolition. Feminism. Now.—A Conversation About the Politics & Practice of Abolition Feminism

April 6, 2022

Local Voices: In-Person & Online Image

Local Voices: In-Person & Online

March 29, 2022

Daniel James Brown: In-Person & Online Image

Daniel James Brown: In-Person & Online

March 15, 2022

Mira Jacob: In-Person & Online Image

Mira Jacob: In-Person & Online

March 8, 2022

Michael Schur in Conversation: In-Person & Online Image

Michael Schur in Conversation: In-Person & Online

March 4, 2022

Charles Yu: In-Person & Online Image

Charles Yu: In-Person & Online

February 15, 2022

Ed Yong: Online-Only Image

Ed Yong: Online-Only

February 10, 2022

Becoming Abolitionists–A History of Failed Police Reforms & Vision for True Public Safety Image

Becoming Abolitionists–A History of Failed Police Reforms & Vision for True Public Safety

February 3, 2022

Cathy Park Hong in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: In-Person & Online Image

Cathy Park Hong in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: In-Person & Online

January 28, 2022

Bernardine Evaristo: Online-Only Image

Bernardine Evaristo: Online-Only

January 24, 2022

2021 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Winter Reading Image

2021 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Winter Reading

December 11, 2021

A Conversation with Lucy Bernholz & Vu Le: Online-Only Image

A Conversation with Lucy Bernholz & Vu Le: Online-Only

December 8, 2021

Rita Dove: Online-Only Image

Rita Dove: Online-Only

December 3, 2021

Peter Wohlleben in Conversation: Online-Only Image

Peter Wohlleben in Conversation: Online-Only

November 16, 2021

Louise Erdrich: Online-Only Image

Louise Erdrich: Online-Only

November 10, 2021

Jelani Cobb: In-Person & Online Image

Jelani Cobb: In-Person & Online

November 7, 2021

Sherwin Bitsui & Kenzie Allen: Online-Only Image

Sherwin Bitsui & Kenzie Allen: Online-Only

November 5, 2021

Patrisse Cullors in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: Online-Only Image

Patrisse Cullors in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: Online-Only

October 27, 2021

Lauren Groff: In-Person & Online Image

Lauren Groff: In-Person & Online

October 17, 2021

Kaveh Akbar: In-Person & Online Image

Kaveh Akbar: In-Person & Online

October 15, 2021

Anthony Doerr: In-Person & Online Image

Anthony Doerr: In-Person & Online

September 28, 2021

Billie Jean King: Online-Only Image

Billie Jean King: Online-Only

September 23, 2021

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation & How the Cost of Policing Underfunds Us All Image

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation & How the Cost of Policing Underfunds Us All

September 21, 2021

Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Danzy Senna: Online-Only Image

Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Danzy Senna: Online-Only

September 14, 2021

Ocean Vuong: Live & Online-Only Image

Ocean Vuong: Live & Online-Only

June 9, 2021

Dorothy Brown’s “The Whiteness of Wealth”—Free & Online-Only Image

Dorothy Brown’s “The Whiteness of Wealth”—Free & Online-Only

June 8, 2021

Alberto Ríos: Online & Pre-taped Image

Alberto Ríos: Online & Pre-taped

May 28, 2021

The Moth Mainstage: Live & Online-Only Image

The Moth Mainstage: Live & Online-Only

May 21, 2021

Local Voices: Live & Online-Only Image

Local Voices: Live & Online-Only

May 12, 2021

Patrick Radden Keefe: Online & Pre-taped Image

Patrick Radden Keefe: Online & Pre-taped

May 10, 2021

Mary Roach: Live & Online-Only Image

Mary Roach: Live & Online-Only

May 9, 2021

Natalie Diaz: Online & Pre-taped Image

Natalie Diaz: Online & Pre-taped

April 30, 2021

Robin Wall Kimmerer: Live & Online Image

Robin Wall Kimmerer: Live & Online

April 21, 2021

Ibram X. Kendi: Live & Online Image

Ibram X. Kendi: Live & Online

April 7, 2021

A Talk by Douglas Kearney: Online & Pre-taped Image

A Talk by Douglas Kearney: Online & Pre-taped

March 31, 2021

A Conversation about The Sum of Us: Live & Online Image

A Conversation about The Sum of Us: Live & Online

March 29, 2021

Local Voices: Online Image

Local Voices: Online

March 23, 2021

Luvvie Ajayi Jones: In Conversation—Live & Online Image

Luvvie Ajayi Jones: In Conversation—Live & Online

March 19, 2021

Maira Kalman: Online & Pre-taped Image

Maira Kalman: Online & Pre-taped

March 15, 2021

Toi Derricotte: Online Image

Toi Derricotte: Online

February 26, 2021

Bill Bryson: Online Image

Bill Bryson: Online

February 21, 2021

Bill Gates: Interviewed by Anderson Cooper—Online Image

Bill Gates: Interviewed by Anderson Cooper—Online

February 18, 2021

Lawrence Wright: Online Image

Lawrence Wright: Online

February 9, 2021

Gabrielle Hamilton: Online Image

Gabrielle Hamilton: Online

February 5, 2021

Madeline Miller: Online Image

Madeline Miller: Online

January 27, 2021

Maggie Smith: Online Image

Maggie Smith: Online

January 22, 2021

Local Voices: Online Image

Local Voices: Online

January 13, 2021

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Winter Reading Image

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Winter Reading

December 13, 2020

SAL & CD Forum Present: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham Image

SAL & CD Forum Present: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham

December 2, 2020

Local Voices: Online Image

Local Voices: Online

November 19, 2020

Yaa Gyasi: Online Image

Yaa Gyasi: Online

November 16, 2020

Yamiche Alcindor: Online Image

Yamiche Alcindor: Online

November 10, 2020

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate: Fall Reading Image

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate: Fall Reading

October 29, 2020

Launched: Kathleen Flenniken, Tiffany Midge, & Donna Miscolta Image

Launched: Kathleen Flenniken, Tiffany Midge, & Donna Miscolta

October 14, 2020

Tana French in Conversation with Ruth Ware: Online Image

Tana French in Conversation with Ruth Ware: Online

October 12, 2020

Claudia Rankine: Online Image

Claudia Rankine: Online

September 25, 2020

Margaret Atwood: Online Image

Margaret Atwood: Online

September 9, 2020

David Mitchell: Online Image

David Mitchell: Online

July 23, 2020

Carol Anderson: Online Image

Carol Anderson: Online

June 21, 2020

Min Jin Lee: Online Image

Min Jin Lee: Online

June 15, 2020

20/21 Youth Poet Laureate Release Image

20/21 Youth Poet Laureate Release

June 9, 2020

WITS Year‑End Celebration: A Digital Gallery Image

WITS Year‑End Celebration: A Digital Gallery

June 8, 2020

Launched: Corinne Manning, Kristen Millares Young, & E.J. Koh Image

Launched: Corinne Manning, Kristen Millares Young, & E.J. Koh

May 28, 2020

Luis Alberto Urrea: Online Image

Luis Alberto Urrea: Online

May 20, 2020

Rick Barot: Online Image

Rick Barot: Online

May 15, 2020

Local Voices: Online Image

Local Voices: Online

May 12, 2020

Local Voices: Online Image

Local Voices: Online

April 27, 2020

Elizabeth Kolbert: Online Image

Elizabeth Kolbert: Online

April 22, 2020

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

February 10, 2020

Paisley Rekdal Image

Paisley Rekdal

February 6, 2020

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn Image

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

February 5, 2020

Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey Image

Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

January 29, 2020

Carmen Maria Machado Image

Carmen Maria Machado

January 24, 2020

Adam Davidson Image

Adam Davidson

January 22, 2020

Lindy West Image

Lindy West

November 26, 2019

Mary Ruefle Image

Mary Ruefle

November 21, 2019

Amor Towles Image

Amor Towles

November 12, 2019

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

November 6, 2019

Hanif Abdurraqib Image

Hanif Abdurraqib

October 23, 2019

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates Image

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 20, 2019

Richard Kenney Image

Richard Kenney

October 17, 2019

Rachel Maddow Image

Rachel Maddow

October 11, 2019

An Evening with Patti Smith Image

An Evening with Patti Smith

October 6, 2019

Malcolm Gladwell Image

Malcolm Gladwell

September 23, 2019

WITS Anthology Reading & Celebration Image

WITS Anthology Reading & Celebration

September 22, 2019

Naomi Shihab Nye Image

Naomi Shihab Nye

September 19, 2019

Imbolo Mbue Image

Imbolo Mbue

June 7, 2019

Solmaz Sharif Image

Solmaz Sharif

June 3, 2019

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools

May 30, 2019

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

May 29, 2019

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Showcase Image

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Showcase

May 25, 2019

The Moth Mainstage Image

The Moth Mainstage

May 23, 2019

Jericho Brown Image

Jericho Brown

May 21, 2019

Tayari Jones Image

Tayari Jones

May 14, 2019

A Conversation with Melinda Gates Image

A Conversation with Melinda Gates

May 9, 2019

Kara Swisher Image

Kara Swisher

May 7, 2019

Anthony Ray Hinton Image

Anthony Ray Hinton

April 30, 2019

HERE: Poems for the Planet, featuring  Francisco Aragón & Kimiko Hahn Image

HERE: Poems for the Planet, featuring Francisco Aragón & Kimiko Hahn

April 25, 2019

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

April 24, 2019

Valeria Luiselli Image

Valeria Luiselli

April 17, 2019

A Celebration of National Poetry Month Image

A Celebration of National Poetry Month

April 16, 2019

Tara Westover Image

Tara Westover

April 14, 2019

Ilya Kaminsky Image

Ilya Kaminsky

April 1, 2019

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

March 11, 2019

An Evening with Dean Baquet & Jim Rainey Image

An Evening with Dean Baquet & Jim Rainey

March 5, 2019

A Conversation with Zadie Smith Image

A Conversation with Zadie Smith

February 27, 2019

Soraya Chemaly Image

Soraya Chemaly

January 31, 2019

Katherine Boo Image

Katherine Boo

January 28, 2019

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

January 16, 2019

Danez Smith Image

Danez Smith

November 26, 2018

Pete Souza Image

Pete Souza

November 11, 2018

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

November 5, 2018

Barbara Kingsolver Image

Barbara Kingsolver

October 25, 2018

Phoebe Robinson Image

Phoebe Robinson

October 19, 2018

Jill Lepore Image

Jill Lepore

October 12, 2018

Van Jones Image

Van Jones

October 10, 2018

Alice Walker Image

Alice Walker

October 4, 2018

Doris Kearns Goodwin Image

Doris Kearns Goodwin

October 1, 2018

WITS Anthology Reading & Celebration Image

WITS Anthology Reading & Celebration

September 16, 2018

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Middle & High Schools

May 31, 2018

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools Image

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

May 30, 2018

Youth Poet Laureate Commencement

May 26, 2018

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Image

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

May 21, 2018

Ariel Levy Image

Ariel Levy

May 15, 2018

Viet Thanh Nguyen Image

Viet Thanh Nguyen

May 7, 2018

An Evening with Jenny Han & Nicola Yoon Image

An Evening with Jenny Han & Nicola Yoon

May 4, 2018

Of an Impossible Country: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora Image

Of an Impossible Country: Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora

April 27, 2018

National Poetry Month at Seattle Children’s Image

National Poetry Month at Seattle Children’s

April 25, 2018

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

April 25, 2018

Madeleine Albright Image

Madeleine Albright

April 24, 2018

Questlove on Creativity Image

Questlove on Creativity

April 20, 2018

A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich Image

A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich

April 13, 2018

Youth Poetry Open Mic: Welcoming National Poetry Month Image

Youth Poetry Open Mic: Welcoming National Poetry Month

April 8, 2018

WITS Broadsides Reading at Jack Straw Image

WITS Broadsides Reading at Jack Straw

April 7, 2018

Laura Lippman & David Simon Image

Laura Lippman & David Simon

March 30, 2018

Daniel Pink Image

Daniel Pink

March 5, 2018

Tyehimba Jess Image

Tyehimba Jess

March 4, 2018

Colson Whitehead Image

Colson Whitehead

February 15, 2018

Gregory Orr Image

Gregory Orr

February 7, 2018

An Evening with Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, & Swil Kanim Image

An Evening with Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, & Swil Kanim

February 2, 2018

Ijeoma Oluo Image

Ijeoma Oluo

January 25, 2018

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

January 23, 2018

Jesmyn Ward Image

Jesmyn Ward

January 17, 2018

Nikki Giovanni Image

Nikki Giovanni

January 16, 2018

Tom Hanks Image

Tom Hanks

December 6, 2017

Kevin Young Image

Kevin Young

November 30, 2017

Isabel Allende Image

Isabel Allende

November 28, 2017

Reza Aslan Image

Reza Aslan

November 14, 2017

A.E. Stallings Image

A.E. Stallings

November 13, 2017

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

November 8, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates Image

Ta-Nehisi Coates

November 5, 2017

Ron Chernow Image

Ron Chernow

October 18, 2017

Stephanie Burt Image

Stephanie Burt

October 9, 2017

Janet Mock Image

Janet Mock

October 4, 2017

2017 WITS Anthology Reading & Celebration Image

2017 WITS Anthology Reading & Celebration

September 24, 2017

A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor Image

A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor

May 23, 2017

The Moth Mainstage Image

The Moth Mainstage

May 17, 2017

First Loves Debut Novelists: Patricia Park, Ariel Schrag, & Sunil Yapa Image

First Loves Debut Novelists: Patricia Park, Ariel Schrag, & Sunil Yapa

May 11, 2017

Emily Nussbaum Image

Emily Nussbaum

May 4, 2017

Carl Phillips Image

Carl Phillips

May 2, 2017

Local Voices Image

Local Voices

April 26, 2017

Helen Oyeyemi Image

Helen Oyeyemi

April 25, 2017

Alec Baldwin Image

Alec Baldwin

April 14, 2017

Alice Notley Image

Alice Notley

April 5, 2017

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Bryan Stevenson

March 28, 2017

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Ben Fountain

March 1, 2017

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Ellen Bass

February 28, 2017

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Roxane Gay

February 22, 2017

A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment: Karen Russell Image

A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment: Karen Russell

February 17, 2017

Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin: A Conversation with Trayvon Martin’s Parents Image

Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin: A Conversation with Trayvon Martin’s Parents

February 15, 2017

Ross Gay Image

Ross Gay

February 7, 2017

Helen Macdonald Image

Helen Macdonald

February 1, 2017

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Local Voices

January 18, 2017

Emily St. John Mandel Image

Emily St. John Mandel

November 23, 2016

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Marina Abramović

November 18, 2016

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Rachel Zucker

November 14, 2016

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Local Voices

November 1, 2016

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Nick Offerman

October 28, 2016

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Timothy Egan

October 26, 2016

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Bryan Cranston

October 16, 2016

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Ada Limón

October 5, 2016

WITS Breakfast

September 27, 2016

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Ann Patchett

September 19, 2016

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Annie Proulx

June 23, 2016

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The Moth Mainstage

May 18, 2016

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Claudia Rankine

May 13, 2016

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Local Voices

April 27, 2016

Teju Cole Image

Teju Cole

April 21, 2016

Pablo Neruda’s Lost Poems: A Book Launch Featuring Forrest Gander and Friends Image

Pablo Neruda’s Lost Poems: A Book Launch Featuring Forrest Gander and Friends

April 19, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson Image

Jacqueline Woodson

April 12, 2016

Joshua Roman & Tracy K. Smith Image

Joshua Roman & Tracy K. Smith

February 25, 2016

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Amber Tamblyn

February 10, 2016

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Geraldine Brooks

January 28, 2016

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Local Voices

January 20, 2016

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Srikanth Reddy

December 1, 2015

A Lecture by Timothy Donnelly Image

A Lecture by Timothy Donnelly

November 19, 2015

Anthony Doerr Image

Anthony Doerr

November 18, 2015

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Linda Pastan

November 10, 2015

James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band Image

James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band

November 9, 2015

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Drew Barrymore

November 7, 2015

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Local Voices

November 3, 2015

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 29, 2015

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Alison Bechdel

October 22, 2015

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Elizabeth Gilbert

October 6, 2015

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Mary Szybist & Robert Wrigley

September 29, 2015

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Saul Williams

September 24, 2015

WITS Breakfast

September 17, 2015

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The Moth Mainstage

June 2, 2015

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A Lecture by Terrance Hayes

May 5, 2015

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Frank Bruni

May 1, 2015

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Lucie Brock-Broido

April 23, 2015

An Evening with Ann Hamilton Image

An Evening with Ann Hamilton

March 30, 2015

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Cheryl Strayed

March 5, 2015

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Sheri Fink

February 10, 2015

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Sherman Alexie

February 4, 2015

Patton Oswalt: Off the Page Image

Patton Oswalt: Off the Page

January 31, 2015

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Ruth Ozeki

November 20, 2014

Matthea Harvey Image

Matthea Harvey

November 7, 2014

Colm Tóibín Image

Colm Tóibín

November 3, 2014

James McBride Image

James McBride

October 15, 2014

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof Image

An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

October 6, 2014

Ted Kooser Image

Ted Kooser

October 2, 2014

In Conversation with John Darnielle Image

In Conversation with John Darnielle

September 26, 2014

WITS Breakfast Image

WITS Breakfast

September 17, 2014

Rebecca Solnit Image

Rebecca Solnit

June 5, 2014

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Juan Felipe Herrera

June 2, 2014

An Evening with Timothy F. Geithner Image

An Evening with Timothy F. Geithner

May 16, 2014

Anne Carson & Robert Currie in Performance Image

Anne Carson & Robert Currie in Performance

May 13, 2014

Gillian Flynn Image

Gillian Flynn

April 17, 2014

George Saunders Image

George Saunders

March 24, 2014

Christine Deavel & J.W. Marshall Image

Christine Deavel & J.W. Marshall

March 19, 2014

Chip Kidd & Chris Ware Image

Chip Kidd & Chris Ware

February 19, 2014

Bob Hicok Image

Bob Hicok

February 13, 2014

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Dorothea Lasky

November 21, 2013

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Madhur Jaffrey

November 19, 2013

Stephen Dunn Image

Stephen Dunn

October 16, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell Image

Malcolm Gladwell

October 11, 2013

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Jorie Graham

September 17, 2013

Amy Tan Image

Amy Tan

June 5, 2013

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Susan Orlean

May 14, 2013

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Nikky Finney

April 25, 2013

Karen Russell Image

Karen Russell

April 3, 2013

Stanley Plumly on John Keats Image

Stanley Plumly on John Keats

March 19, 2013

Stephen Greenblatt on “The Survival of Dangerous Ideas” Image

Stephen Greenblatt on “The Survival of Dangerous Ideas”

March 4, 2013

Al Gore Image

Al Gore

February 14, 2013

Nick Flynn: The Intersection of Poetry & Memoir Image

Nick Flynn: The Intersection of Poetry & Memoir

February 13, 2013

Julie Otsuka Image

Julie Otsuka

January 29, 2013

Amy Wilentz Image

Amy Wilentz

January 23, 2013

David Wagoner: Northwest Master

January 16, 2013

Miranda July Image

Miranda July

December 5, 2012

Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters Image

Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters

November 15, 2012

Hari Kunzru Image

Hari Kunzru

October 23, 2012

Louise Erdrich Image

Louise Erdrich

October 15, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin Image

Jeffrey Toobin

October 10, 2012

Dean Young Image

Dean Young

October 2, 2012

T.C. Boyle Image

T.C. Boyle

September 24, 2012

Mark Bittman Image

Mark Bittman

September 19, 2012

Colum McCann Image

Colum McCann

May 24, 2012

Matthew Dickman & Michael Dickman Image

Matthew Dickman & Michael Dickman

May 15, 2012

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Image

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 2, 2012

Etgar Keret Image

Etgar Keret

April 25, 2012

Delia Ephron Image

Delia Ephron

April 18, 2012

Troy Jollimore & John Koethe Image

Troy Jollimore & John Koethe

April 4, 2012

Alain de Botton Image

Alain de Botton

March 16, 2012

Louise Glück Image

Louise Glück

March 15, 2012

Amanda Hesser Image

Amanda Hesser

March 8, 2012

Albert Goldbarth Image

Albert Goldbarth

February 9, 2012

Jennifer Egan Image

Jennifer Egan

February 1, 2012

Pico Iyer Image

Pico Iyer

January 25, 2012

Terrance Hayes Image

Terrance Hayes

December 8, 2011

Tom Brokaw Image

Tom Brokaw

November 30, 2011

Dennis Lehane Image

Dennis Lehane

November 15, 2011

David Grossman Image

David Grossman

November 10, 2011

Chris Matthews Image

Chris Matthews

November 7, 2011

Translators on Translation: Peter Cole, Bill Porter (Red Pine), & Nikolai Popov Image

Translators on Translation: Peter Cole, Bill Porter (Red Pine), & Nikolai Popov

November 6, 2011

Stacy Schiff Image

Stacy Schiff

October 26, 2011

Amitav Ghosh Image

Amitav Ghosh

October 17, 2011

Khaled Hosseini Image

Khaled Hosseini

October 11, 2011

Dorianne Laux Image

Dorianne Laux

October 5, 2011

Ann Patchett Image

Ann Patchett

June 16, 2011

Oscar Hijuielos Image

Oscar Hijuielos

June 13, 2011

Roy Blount Jr.  Image

Roy Blount Jr. 

May 25, 2011

Wendell Berry Image

Wendell Berry

May 24, 2011

Billy Collins Image

Billy Collins

May 22, 2011

Richard Ford Image

Richard Ford

May 10, 2011

Joyce Carol Oates Image

Joyce Carol Oates

April 18, 2011

Brian Turner, Major Jackson, & Susan Rich Image

Brian Turner, Major Jackson, & Susan Rich

April 14, 2011

Marie Howe Image

Marie Howe

March 15, 2011

Tracy Kidder Image

Tracy Kidder

March 2, 2011

Dambisa Moyo Image

Dambisa Moyo

February 18, 2011

Patricia Smith Image

Patricia Smith

February 15, 2011

Nell Irvin Painter Image

Nell Irvin Painter

February 8, 2011

Elizabeth Strout Image

Elizabeth Strout

January 24, 2011

Lucia Perillo Image

Lucia Perillo

January 20, 2011

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee Image

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

January 12, 2011

John Richardson & Gijs van Hensbergen Image

John Richardson & Gijs van Hensbergen

December 8, 2010

Nora Ephron Image

Nora Ephron

November 18, 2010

Daniel Handler Image

Daniel Handler

November 9, 2010

Robert Hass Image

Robert Hass

October 28, 2010

Sara Paretsky Image

Sara Paretsky

October 19, 2010

Robert Pinsky Image

Robert Pinsky

October 15, 2010

T.R. Reid Image

T.R. Reid

October 5, 2010

Jonathan Franzen Image

Jonathan Franzen

September 14, 2010

Rita Dove Image

Rita Dove

May 13, 2010

Laila Lalami Image

Laila Lalami

May 10, 2010

Dr. Atul Gawande Image

Dr. Atul Gawande

May 3, 2010

Elaine Pagels Image

Elaine Pagels

April 30, 2010

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David Remnick

April 19, 2010

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Sharon Olds

April 18, 2010

Barry Lopez Image

Barry Lopez

April 7, 2010

Arundhati Roy Image

Arundhati Roy

March 29, 2010

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Linda Gregg

March 25, 2010

Michael Chabon Image

Michael Chabon

March 9, 2010

Mark Doty Image

Mark Doty

February 26, 2010

Dr. Abraham Verghese Image

Dr. Abraham Verghese

February 10, 2010

Patti Smith Image

Patti Smith

January 25, 2010

Kim Addonizio with Gary Lilley Image

Kim Addonizio with Gary Lilley

January 21, 2010

Jane & Michael Stern Image

Jane & Michael Stern

January 12, 2010

Richard Price Image

Richard Price

December 1, 2009

Isabella Rossellini Image

Isabella Rossellini

November 18, 2009

Tomaž Šalamun with Matthew Zapruder Image

Tomaž Šalamun with Matthew Zapruder

November 14, 2009

Lydia Davis Image

Lydia Davis

November 4, 2009

Martín Espada Image

Martín Espada

October 23, 2009

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Annie Proulx

October 7, 2009

Gary Snyder Image

Gary Snyder

May 27, 2009

Shirin Ebadi Image

Shirin Ebadi

May 19, 2009

Naomi Shihab Nye Image

Naomi Shihab Nye

May 7, 2009

Mira Nair Image

Mira Nair

April 28, 2009

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Simon Armitage

April 21, 2009

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Yusef Komunyakaa

March 26, 2009

Scott Simon Image

Scott Simon

March 18, 2009

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Jane Hirshfield

March 12, 2009

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Junot Díaz

February 24, 2009

Donald Hall Image

Donald Hall

February 17, 2009

Michael Pollan Image

Michael Pollan

January 12, 2009

Annie Leibovitz Image

Annie Leibovitz

November 19, 2008

John Updike Image

John Updike

November 12, 2008

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W.S. Merwin

November 7, 2008

Terry Tempest Williams Image

Terry Tempest Williams

October 7, 2008

Richard Russo Image

Richard Russo

September 17, 2008

John Waters Image

John Waters

June 3, 2008

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Pico Iyer

April 29, 2008

Edward Hirsch Image

Edward Hirsch

April 21, 2008

Lucille Clifton Image

Lucille Clifton

April 7, 2008

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Lois Lowry

March 15, 2008

Richard Powers Image

Richard Powers

March 5, 2008

Eavan Boland Image

Eavan Boland

March 3, 2008

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Li-Young Lee

February 19, 2008

Mary Oliver Image

Mary Oliver

February 4, 2008

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Colson Whitehead

January 14, 2008

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Diane Ackerman

November 19, 2007

Orhan Pamuk Image

Orhan Pamuk

October 15, 2007

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Wangari Maathai

September 19, 2007

Jonathan Lethem Image

Jonathan Lethem

April 18, 2007

Charles Simic Image

Charles Simic

April 10, 2007

Carolyn Forché Image

Carolyn Forché

March 26, 2007

Kevin Young Image

Kevin Young

March 13, 2007

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Art Spiegelman

March 5, 2007

Mark Strand Image

Mark Strand

February 27, 2007

Suzan-Lori Parks Image

Suzan-Lori Parks

February 7, 2007

Edwidge Danticat Image

Edwidge Danticat

January 8, 2007

Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Change Image

Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Change

December 5, 2006

Frank McCourt Image

Frank McCourt

November 21, 2006

Stephen King Image

Stephen King

November 1, 2006

Eric Carle Image

Eric Carle

October 21, 2006

Frank Rich Image

Frank Rich

October 9, 2006

Peter Matthiessen Image

Peter Matthiessen

April 25, 2006

Peter Gizzi, Tyehimba Jess, and Mary Ruefle Image

Peter Gizzi, Tyehimba Jess, and Mary Ruefle

April 10, 2006

Tony Hoagland Image

Tony Hoagland

April 4, 2006

Adrienne Rich Image

Adrienne Rich

March 22, 2006

Robert Bly Image

Robert Bly

March 6, 2006

Azar Nafisi Image

Azar Nafisi

February 28, 2006

Paul Auster & Siri Hustvedt Image

Paul Auster & Siri Hustvedt

January 23, 2006

Subhankar Banerjee, Terry Tempest Williams, & David Allen Sibley: Wilderness & Imagination Image

Subhankar Banerjee, Terry Tempest Williams, & David Allen Sibley: Wilderness & Imagination

December 6, 2005

Alexander McCall Smith Image

Alexander McCall Smith

November 14, 2005

Charles Jencks Image

Charles Jencks

November 2, 2005

Simon Winchester Image

Simon Winchester

October 19, 2005

Cynthia Ozick Image

Cynthia Ozick

September 21, 2005

Suheir Hammad, Alia Mamdouh, and Fadia Faqir: Women Writers of the Arab World on Art & Identity Image

Suheir Hammad, Alia Mamdouh, and Fadia Faqir: Women Writers of the Arab World on Art & Identity

May 10, 2005

Edward P. Jones Image

Edward P. Jones

April 20, 2005

Maxine Kumin

April 11, 2005

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W.S. Merwin

March 28, 2005

Ted Kooser Image

Ted Kooser

March 16, 2005

Adam Gopnik Image

Adam Gopnik

March 2, 2005

Kay Ryan Image

Kay Ryan

February 16, 2005

Tracy Chevalier Image

Tracy Chevalier

February 9, 2005

Terrence McNally Image

Terrence McNally

January 24, 2005

Oliver Sacks Image

Oliver Sacks

December 1, 2004

Chris Van Allsburg Image

Chris Van Allsburg

November 21, 2004

Roddy Doyle Image

Roddy Doyle

November 15, 2004

T.C. Boyle Image

T.C. Boyle

October 5, 2004

Zelda, Scott, and Ernest:  featuring Robert Stone, Calvin Trillin, and Mary Karr Image

Zelda, Scott, and Ernest: featuring Robert Stone, Calvin Trillin, and Mary Karr

May 9, 2004

Anne Fadiman Image

Anne Fadiman

April 27, 2004

Carol Muske-Dukes Image

Carol Muske-Dukes

April 20, 2004

Paul Theroux Image

Paul Theroux

April 8, 2004

Ian McEwan Image

Ian McEwan

March 31, 2004

Charles Wright Image

Charles Wright

March 30, 2004

Paul Muldoon Image

Paul Muldoon

March 15, 2004

Ellen Bryan Voigt Image

Ellen Bryan Voigt

February 23, 2004

Billy Collins Image

Billy Collins

January 13, 2004

Garry Willis Image

Garry Willis

December 1, 2003

Sandra Cisneros Image

Sandra Cisneros

October 27, 2003

Jeffrey Eugenides Image

Jeffrey Eugenides

September 29, 2003

Ira Glass Image

Ira Glass

September 24, 2003

David Mamet Image

David Mamet

April 1, 2003

Andrea Barrett Image

Andrea Barrett

March 11, 2003

Francine Prose Image

Francine Prose

February 18, 2003

George Plimpton Image

George Plimpton

January 21, 2003

Zadie Smith Image

Zadie Smith

November 12, 2002

Tim O’Brien Image

Tim O’Brien

November 4, 2002

Seamus Heaney Image

Seamus Heaney

October 7, 2002

Ursula K. Le Guin  Image

Ursula K. Le Guin 

April 8, 2002

Jorie Graham Image

Jorie Graham

April 1, 2002

Heather McHugh Image

Heather McHugh

March 25, 2002

Robert Creely Image

Robert Creely

March 11, 2002

J. M. Coetzee Image

J. M. Coetzee

March 3, 2002

Cornelius Eady Image

Cornelius Eady

February 25, 2002

Anchee Min Image

Anchee Min

February 4, 2002

Writers on Writers: An Evening of Biography with James Atlas, Francine du Plessix Gray, and Edmund White Image

Writers on Writers: An Evening of Biography with James Atlas, Francine du Plessix Gray, and Edmund White

January 15, 2002

Edna O’Brien Image

Edna O’Brien

November 27, 2001

Edward Albee Image

Edward Albee

October 30, 2001

Stephen Jay Gould Image

Stephen Jay Gould

October 3, 2001

Joan Didion Image

Joan Didion

September 25, 2001

Sharon Olds Image

Sharon Olds

May 15, 2001

Terry Gross Image

Terry Gross

April 24, 2001

Greil Marcus Image

Greil Marcus

April 2, 2001

Adam Zagajewski Image

Adam Zagajewski

March 21, 2001

Claudia Rankine & Matthew Rohrer Image

Claudia Rankine & Matthew Rohrer

March 13, 2001

Gao Xingjian Image

Gao Xingjian

February 24, 2001

Peter Carey Image

Peter Carey

February 13, 2001

Marilynne Robinson Image

Marilynne Robinson

January 8, 2001

John Ridley Image

John Ridley

November 8, 2000

Jeanette Winterson Image

Jeanette Winterson

November 8, 2000

Ira Glass Image

Ira Glass

October 28, 2000

Reynolds Price Image

Reynolds Price

October 2, 2000

Michael Ondaatje Image

Michael Ondaatje

May 22, 2000

Frank O. Gehry Image

Frank O. Gehry

May 15, 2000

The Century in Poems: Robert Hass, Linda Bierds, Richard L. Kenney, Alan Chong Lau, Colleen McElroy, and music by Brian Butler Image

The Century in Poems: Robert Hass, Linda Bierds, Richard L. Kenney, Alan Chong Lau, Colleen McElroy, and music by Brian Butler

April 23, 2000

Nathan Englander Image

Nathan Englander

April 12, 2000

Michael Cunningham & Amy Bloom Image

Michael Cunningham & Amy Bloom

April 10, 2000

Frank Bidart Image

Frank Bidart

March 21, 2000

Susan Sontag Image

Susan Sontag

March 14, 2000

Ron Chernow Image

Ron Chernow

March 7, 2000

Anne Carson Image

Anne Carson

March 6, 2000

Philip Levine Image

Philip Levine

February 28, 2000

C.K. Williams Image

C.K. Williams

January 29, 2000

Elizabeth McCracken & Ann Patchett Image

Elizabeth McCracken & Ann Patchett

January 10, 2000

Wole Soyinka Image

Wole Soyinka

December 6, 1999

Jamaica Kincaid Image

Jamaica Kincaid

November 15, 1999

Ursula Hegi Image

Ursula Hegi

November 1, 1999

James Fenton Image

James Fenton

October 4, 1999

John le Carré Image

John le Carré

March 23, 1999

Barbara Kopple Image

Barbara Kopple

January 5, 1999

Richard Ford Image

Richard Ford

October 26, 1998

Ursula K. LeGuin Image

Ursula K. LeGuin

October 22, 1998

Charles Frazier & Kaye Gibbons Image

Charles Frazier & Kaye Gibbons

September 14, 1998

Chinua Achebe & Robert Lyons Image

Chinua Achebe & Robert Lyons

May 11, 1998

Jules Feiffer Image

Jules Feiffer

April 6, 1998

Frank McCourt & Mary Gordon Image

Frank McCourt & Mary Gordon

March 9, 1998

Julia Alvarez Image

Julia Alvarez

February 19, 1998

Sherman Alexie, Cristina García, Gish Jen, & David Foster Wallace Image

Sherman Alexie, Cristina García, Gish Jen, & David Foster Wallace

February 2, 1998

The Poets Among Us: Sherman Alexie Image

The Poets Among Us: Sherman Alexie

February 2, 1998

Amos Oz Image

Amos Oz

January 5, 1998

Orville Schell Image

Orville Schell

December 8, 1997

Grace Paley & Anne Lamott Image

Grace Paley & Anne Lamott

November 17, 1997

Don DeLillo Image

Don DeLillo

October 20, 1997

Elaine May Image

Elaine May

September 23, 1997

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill Image

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

May 1, 1997

Maya Lin Image

Maya Lin

April 14, 1997

Jim Harrison Image

Jim Harrison

March 3, 1997

Michael Ondaatje Image

Michael Ondaatje

January 9, 1997

Mary Karr Image

Mary Karr

December 9, 1996

Antonia Fraser Image

Antonia Fraser

October 28, 1996

Elmore Leonard Image

Elmore Leonard

September 30, 1996

Edward O. Wilson Image

Edward O. Wilson

May 14, 1996

John Fowles Image

John Fowles

April 22, 1996

Salman Rushdie Image

Salman Rushdie

January 23, 1996

Tim O’Brien Image

Tim O’Brien

January 9, 1996

Anna Deavere Smith Image

Anna Deavere Smith

December 11, 1995

Paul Theroux Image

Paul Theroux

October 25, 1995

Kazuo Ishiguro Image

Kazuo Ishiguro

October 16, 1995

David Sedaris Image

David Sedaris

June 12, 1995

Bailey White Image

Bailey White

June 12, 1995

Nicholson Baker Image

Nicholson Baker

May 8, 1995

Patrick O’Brian Image

Patrick O’Brian

April 25, 1995

A. S. Byatt Image

A. S. Byatt

April 11, 1995

Edward Said Image

Edward Said

March 6, 1995

Robertson Davies Image

Robertson Davies

January 17, 1995

Lorrie Moore Image

Lorrie Moore

December 12, 1994

Tony Hillerman Image

Tony Hillerman

October 5, 1994

Saul Bellow Image

Saul Bellow

April 20, 1994

Tony Kushner Image

Tony Kushner

February 22, 1994

Margaret Atwood Image

Margaret Atwood

February 3, 1994

Terry McMillan & John Edgar Wideman Image

Terry McMillan & John Edgar Wideman

January 11, 1994

Robert Hass Image

Robert Hass

December 1, 1993

Czeslaw Milosz Image

Czeslaw Milosz

December 1, 1993

Jan Morrison Image

Jan Morrison

October 20, 1993

Robert Hughes Image

Robert Hughes

May 7, 1993

Charles Johnson Image

Charles Johnson

April 13, 1993

Bill Buford Image

Bill Buford

February 23, 1993

James Fenton Image

James Fenton

February 23, 1993

Hanif Kureishi Image

Hanif Kureishi

January 5, 1993

Dave Barry Image

Dave Barry

November 17, 1992

Doris Lessing Image

Doris Lessing

November 10, 1992

Philip Roth Image

Philip Roth

October 21, 1992

Joan Didion Image

Joan Didion

September 21, 1992

John Gregory Dunne Image

John Gregory Dunne

September 21, 1992

Carolyn Heilburn Image

Carolyn Heilburn

May 13, 1992

Jamaica Kincaid Image

Jamaica Kincaid

May 5, 1992

Annie Dillard Image

Annie Dillard

April 28, 1992

Robert Coles Image

Robert Coles

April 24, 1992

Toni Morrison Image

Toni Morrison

March 18, 1992

Maxine Hong Kingston Image

Maxine Hong Kingston

January 8, 1992

V. S. Naipaul Image

V. S. Naipaul

December 29, 1991

Garry Trudeau Image

Garry Trudeau

November 19, 1991

William Styron Image

William Styron

October 8, 1991

Jane Smiley Image

Jane Smiley

May 8, 1991

Eduardo Galeano Image

Eduardo Galeano

April 16, 1991

E. L. Doctorow Image

E. L. Doctorow

March 12, 1991

Jonathan Miller  Image

Jonathan Miller 

February 28, 1991

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Image

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

February 12, 1991

Amy Tan Image

Amy Tan

January 9, 1991

Wallace Stegner Image

Wallace Stegner

November 28, 1990

August Wilson Image

August Wilson

October 3, 1990

Richard Ford & Tobias Wolff Image

Richard Ford & Tobias Wolff

May 31, 1990

Wendy Wasserstein Image

Wendy Wasserstein

May 2, 1990

May Sarton Image

May Sarton

March 28, 1990

Andre Dubus Image

Andre Dubus

March 14, 1990

Brendan Gill Image

Brendan Gill

February 13, 1990

Peter Gay Image

Peter Gay

January 10, 1990

Joyce Carol Oates Image

Joyce Carol Oates

November 2, 1989

John McPhee Image

John McPhee

October 13, 1989

Rosamond Bernier Image

Rosamond Bernier

May 24, 1989

Louise Erdrich & Michael Dorris Image

Louise Erdrich & Michael Dorris

April 12, 1989

Isabel Allende Image

Isabel Allende

March 14, 1989

Donald Barthelme Image

Donald Barthelme

February 7, 1989

Calvin Trillin Image

Calvin Trillin

January 11, 1989

John Updike Image

John Updike

November 16, 1988