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SAL/on air

SAL/on air is a literary podcast featuring the best author talks from over thirty-five years of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ programming.

Tom Hanks

In our latest episode of SAL/on air, we hear from actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, who joined us at McCaw Hall in December of 2017 as part of our 2017/18 SAL Presents Series. Seattle’s beloved librarian, Nancy Pearl, was in conversation with Hanks, who shared with us how he came to write his first book, the short story collection “Uncommon Type,” plus all about his obsession with vintage typewriters and highlights from his prolific career.


Season One
Air Date: May 17, 2019
Audio from lecture: Tom Hanks
Recorded December 6, 2017
at McCaw Hall — Susan Brotman Auditorium

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