SAL has announced the lineup for its 2015/16 season. SAL’s Literary Arts Series, sold out this past season, opens at Benaroya Hall with Elizabeth Gilbert and continues at Town Hall Seattle with an impressive lineup of award-winning authors, including 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr. The Poetry Series will be at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall, and will feature readings with Claudia Rankine and others, a celebration of Pablo Neruda with Copper Canyon Press, and a talk co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. SAL Presents brings back The Moth Mainstage and James McBride, this time with The Good Lord Bird Band for a concert at Town Hall. Hinge, SAL’s series of readings, lectures, and other presentations by emerging and experimental writers, continues in September with Saul Williams. And SAL is excited to launch a new series this season, Women You Need To Know, which debuts with MacArthur Genius grantee Alison Bechdel.
Gilbert is the acclaimed author of 6 books, most famously Eat, Pray, Love and most recently, The Signature of All Things. Her newest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear will be released Sept. 22.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. Grand Patron and Patron level tickets will include his just released book Between the World and Me.
Anthony Doerr is a novelist and short story writer. His most recent novel, All the Light We Cannot See, won the 2015 Pultizer Prize winner for fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.
Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her most recent novel Caleb's Crossing, was a NY Times best seller.
Single tickets and CYOS sold out for this event. However, this event is available as part of the Literary Art Series.
Mary Szybist's Incarnadine won the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. Robert Wrigley's Anatomy of Melancoly & Other Poems received the 2014 PNW Booksellers Award. Both poets live in the Pacific Northwest.
Linda Pastan has produced quiet lyrics that focus on themes like marriage, parenting and grief since the 1970s. She is the author of over 12 books of poetry and essays. Her newest book of poems, Insomnia: Poems will be released in October.
Srikanth Reddy is a poet and a scholar. His first volume of poetry Facts for Visitors won the Asian American Literary Award for Poetry.
Co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry.
This event will feature a reading by Smith, a performance conducted by Roman and a conversation between the two of them.
Co-presented by Town Hall Seattle.
This National Poetry Month event celebrates the literary discovery of the decade: Pablo Neruda's Lost Poems: A Book Lauch Featuring Forrest Gander and Friends.
Co-presented with Copper Canyon Press
WITS second annual Back to School Breakfast features strong coffee, curious otters and a great cause!
Saul Williams is a rapper, singer, musician, poet, writer, and actor. He is known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop. He has written four collections of poetry.
Single tickets are sold out for this event. However, they are available in the Women You Need to Know series.
Drew Barrymore is an actress, photograher, columist, editor and memorist. Wildflower, her second memoir, will be released Oct. 27. The ticket price for this event will include her new book.
An exuberant evening of music and words from James McBride's winning novel, The Good Lord Bird with his gospel jazz quintet.
This evening will present poet and actress Amber Tamblyn and her mother, Bonnie Tamblyn, weaving together poetry and music to create a mélange of intimate and funny storytelling.
Jacqueline Woodson is a writer of books for children and adolescents. She won the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming. She will be giving a talk for teens and adults.