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A Most Tremendous Thank You!
05.23.17
A Most Tremendous Thank You!

Thank you so much for joining us for a spectacular evening at Words Matter!


The glow from the candles on the table matched the warmth of so many friends – both old and new – gathering to share a belief that words matter, and in these times more than ever.

Together, we celebrated Karen Maeda Allman of Elliott Bay Book Company, and Christine Deaval, John Marshall and Billie Swift of Open Books for their outstanding work supporting readers and writers as the winners of our 2017 Prowda Literary Champion Award. Together, we were moved by WITS student Ashutosh Thapa and his lovely poem, “My Music Brings Joy to the World.”

And together, we raised over $281,000 to inspire and engage readers and writers of all ages. 

From all of us at SAL, thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you so much for joining with us for an absolutely amazing evening. And thank you for believing that words – and stories and poems and books – matter. Thank you for fueling inspiration, conversation, and community, allowing us all to grapple with important issues and build our muscles of empathy and delight.

All of us at SAL are so honored and humbled to be part of such an extraordinary community of readers and writers.

03.28.17
Bryan Stevenson-SOLD OUT
Literary\Arts Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
04.05.17
Alice Notley
Poetry Series

Wed 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
04.14.17
04.25.17
Helen Oyeyemi
Literary\Arts Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
04.26.17
Local Voices
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Fireside Room, Sorrento Hotel
05.02.17
Carl Phillips
Poetry Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
05.04.17
Women You Need to Know: Emily Nussbaum
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
05.11.17
Sherman Alexie Loves: First Loves: Park, Schrag & Yapa
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
05.17.17
The Moth Mainstage
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
05.23.17
A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor
SAL Presents

Tue 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
05.23.17
Just Added: A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor!

Join us Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Town Hall for A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor!


You know him from his breakout role as Hank Kingsley from The Larry Sanders Show, his outrageous turn as George Bluth on Arrested Development, and his Emmy Award-winning performance as Maura Pfefferman on Transparent. A Broadway star, a television legend, an accomplished screen actor whose singular wit and heartrending performances have been entertaining audiences for more than four decades, but the question remains: who is Jeffrey Tambor?

In his illuminating, often hilarious, and always unflinchingly honest book, Are You Anybody?: A Memoir, Tambor looks back at the key moments in his life that taught him about creativity and play and pain and fear. The son of what you might call “eccentric” Russian and Hungarian Jewish parents, Tambor grew up in San Francisco a husky kid with a lisp who suffered in his “otherness,” and found salvation in the theater.

Jeffrey Tambor is an accomplished actor known for his unforgettable comedic roles on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, the long-running Fox series Arrested Development, and the Golden Globe Award-winning Transparent, for which he has won Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. Tambor lives in Los Angeles, California.


Tickets include a copy of Tambor's new book Are You Anybody?: A Memoir.


Tickets and more information here

01.10.17
Camp WITS Registration NOW OPEN!

Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer 

July 24-28 & July 31-August 4, Grades 4-12

 

REGISTER HERE BY FEB. 20 FOR A SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

 

Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer returns for a second year of fun-filled creative writing featuring comics, fiction, poetry, and spoken word This year, camp will include two, one-week sessions held from 9:00 am-3:30 pm at The Center School in the Armory of the Seattle Center. Each day will include on-site guided writing time and field trips to the many art, park, and urban offerings surrounding Seattle Center! Taught by accomplished WITS Writers-in-Residence, youth will learn new ways to express their authentic voices while finding fun and joy in the writing process. Campers will make new friends and become part of a community of young writers from across the city. Camp concludes with celebratory readings open to family and friends.

 

REGISTER BY FEB. 20 FOR A SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!