Please join us for SAL’s most important fundraising event of the year—Words Matter, in an all-new sparkly virtual format!

This year, we need your help more than ever to inspire readers and writers of all generations and backgrounds.

Come revel in our literary community and celebrate with us by raising a virtual paddle (and a glass) to the power of words in an uncertain world.

The event will open on Wednesday, June 3, and culminate with a livestream program on Saturday, June 6, at 7:00 pm.

Over the course of four days, learn how SAL is engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all ages and backgrounds in our community, both in person and online.

You’ll get to bid on an auction of extraordinary literary experiences and treasures, meet one of our many talented WITS student poets, and learn more about what SAL does behind the scenes.

On the final night, join beloved SAL Executive Director Ruth Dickey and our fabulous auctioneer, Laura Michalek, for a joyful gathering in real time to raise a glass, bid on irresistible literary treasures, raise our virtual paddles, and cheer for SAL!

Free and open to all. We really hope you’ll join us!

Can’t wait?

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PREVIEW the Words Matter Auction

Register for the Words Matter Reimagined Auction in three easy steps:

  1. Visit the Words Matter Auction site here.
  2. Click on “Start Bidding” in the top right corner of the webpage.
  3. Create an account to be ready to bid on June 3.