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2017/18 Subscriber Benefits

-- Special 30th Anniversary Season notebook 
-- 10% partner bookstore discount
-- Dining deals at partner restaurants
-- No handling fees
-- Priority seating for Grand Patron and Patron
-- Exclusive invites to receptions with authors
-- Subscriber only pre-sales for added events

Grand Patrons have reserved seating in the front of the hall. Patrons have open seating toward the front of the hall. Grand Patrons and Patrons are invited to receptions with the speakers. 

10% discount for Subscribers on book purchases at the following Bookstore Partners:

Ada's Technical Books
BookTree Kirkland
Edmonds Bookshop
Elliott Bay Book Co.
Island Books
Magnolia's Bookstore
Open Books: A Poem Emporium
Phinney Books
Queen Anne Book Company
Secret Garden Bookstore
Third Place Books Forest Park
Third Place Books Ravenna
Third Place Books Seward Park
University Bookstore

Please note: In the event of unforeseen circumstances, alternate speakers and lecture dates may be presented. All tickets and subscriptions are nonrefundable. Seating is not guaranteed after events begin.


Dining Deals for Subscribers generously provided by the following Restaurant Partners:

The Capital Grille - complimentary dessert when dining in the restaurant and attending SAL events.
Collections Cafe (Chihuly Garden and Glass) - 10% off of bill
Davids & Co - (in The Boeing Company Gallery in Benaroya Hall) 10% off of bill
Goldfinch Tavern (in Four Seasons Hotel Seattle) - One complimentary appetizer with the purchase of dinner in Goldfinch Tavern Restaurant during the 2017/18 SAL Season.
Loulay's Kitchen & Bar - 10% off of bill
McMenamins, Queen Anne - 10% off of bill


Literary\Arts Series
2017/18 Flex Pass
4 ticket vouchers to use how you choose!
2017-18 All SAL Pass
One price delivers an entire season of all SAL's events!
Single Tickets
Jesmyn Ward
 \ Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Jesmyn Ward is the author of The National Book Award-winning novel, Salvage the Bones. Her much anticipated new novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing will be released in September 2017.

Colson Whitehead
 \ Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Colson Whitehead is the author of six books including the Pultizer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad.

Laura Lippman and David Simon
 \ Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Laura Lippman is the author of 21 best selling crime novels (all set in Baltimore), and David Simon is the co-creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme.

Viet Thanh Nguyen
 \ Mon, May 7, 2018

Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the 2016 Pultizer Prize. His work, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Poetry Series
2017/18 Flex Pass
4 ticket vouchers to use how you choose!
2017-18 All SAL Pass
One price delivers an entire season of all SAL's events!
Single Tickets
Gregory Orr
 \ Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Gregory Orr is the author of more than 10 collections of poetry and several volumes of essays, criticism and memoir. Over four decades he has established his reputation as a master of the lyric poem. 

Tyehimba Jess
 \ Sun, Mar 4, 2018

Tyehimba Jess is the author of Olio, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and leadbelly the winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. He is Poetry and Fiction editor of the African American Review.

Of an Impossible Country: An Evening with Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Javier Zamora
 \ Fri, Apr 27, 2018

SAL and Copper Canyon Press will present three contemporary Latinx poets whose work challenges and illuminates the notion of border-crossing.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
 \ Mon, May 21, 2018

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections and the poetry editor of Orion magazine. Her newest collection, OCEANIC, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in early 2018.

SAL Presents
2017/18 Flex Pass
4 ticket vouchers to use how you choose!
Single Tickets
Sherman Alexie Loves: Nikki Giovanni - SOLD OUT!
 \ Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Sold Out

Poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni has captured America’s heart with her fiery, funny, and insightful verse for over 30 years. Giovanni is the author of over 30 children’s books and poetry collections. 

Women You Need to Know: Ijeoma Oluo- SOLD OUT!
 \ Thu, Jan 25, 2018
Sold Out

We will sell standby tickets at the door the night of the event starting at 6pm. The ticket price is $40. Cash is preferred.

Sherman Alexie Loves: Featuring Terese Mailhot, Tommy Orange, & Supaman
 \ Fri, Feb 2, 2018

A live taping of your favorite literary podcast hosted by Sherman Alexie and Spokane author Jess Walter, featuring emerging Native authors Terese Mailhot and Tommy Orange, and local rapper, Supaman. 

Daniel Pink
 \ Mon, Mar 5, 2018

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. 

Words Matter 2018 Benefit Gala & Literary Auction
 \ Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Join us for our 2018 Words Matter Benefit Gala & Literary Auction to celebrate SAL’s 30th Anniversary and champion the literary arts in our community!

Sherman Alexie Loves: Featuring Jenny Han, Matt de la Pena, and Nicola Yoon
 \ Fri, May 4, 2018

An evening with three young adult authors including Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty Series, Shug), Matt de la Peña (Mexican WhiteBoy, The Living, The Hunted), and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star).

Women You Need to Know: Ariel Levy
 \ Tue, May 15, 2018

Ariel Levy is a journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply

SAL Presents: The Moth MainStage
 \ Wed, May 23, 2018

The Moth - hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by The Wall Street Journal - is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.