2016/17 Subscriber Benefits
All subscribers enjoy discounted ticket pricing over single ticket purchases, 10% partner bookstore discounts, dining deals at partner restaurants, parking discounts at the WSCC garage and near the Seattle Center, waiver of the handling fee on subscription orders and additional orders throughout the season (phone orders only), and priority presale opportunities for added special events (phone orders only). Grand Patrons have reserved seating in the front of the hall. Patrons have open seating at the front of the hall. Grand Patrons and Patrons are invited to receptions with the authors/speakers.
10% discount for Subscribers on book purchases at the following Bookstore Partners:
Ada's Technical Books
Eagle Harbor Books
Elliott Bay Book Co.
Open Books: A Poem Emporium
Queen Anne Book Company
Secret Garden Bookstore
Third Place Books Forest Park
Third Place Books Ravenna
Third Place Books Seward Park
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.
Ann Patchett is the New York Times bestselling author of 7 novels and 4 works of non-fiction. She was one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Her latest novel, Commonwealth, will be released in September.
Timothy Egan won the National Book Award for The Worst Hard Times. A lifelong journalist, he is the author of seven books. His acclaimed 2016 release is The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero.
Helen Macdonald is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir, H is for Hawk. She is also a poet, illustrator and naturalist, and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
Ben Fountain is the author of the war novel, soon-to-be a movie, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee. He is the recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, the O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prizes.
Bryan Stevenson's New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy was named by TIME magazine as one of 2014's ten best nonfiction books and won the 2015 NAACP Image Award. Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Ada Limón's most recent work, Bright Dead Things, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry and the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by the New York Times.
Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, a memoir, MOTHERs, and a double collection of prose and poetry, The Pedestrians.
This presentation will be a lecture.
Co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series in Poetry
Ross Gay is the author of three books. His most recent, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015), won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
Ellen Bass’s most recent book of poetry, Like a Beggar (2014), was published by Copper Canyon Press. She co-edited No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973), one of the most significant feminist poetry anthologies today.
Notley is the author of over 25 books of poetry, including the forthcoming Certain Magical Acts. In 2015, she was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
Join us for SAL's third annual Back-to-School Benefit Breakast to support our Writers in the Schools program and inspire thousands of K-12 students to engage in the power and the pleasure of the literary arts!
Bryan Cranston is widely recognized for his work in Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad and All the Way, now on HBO. This ticket includes Cranston's book, A Life in Parts.
This event is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves Series.
Nick Offerman is an actor, comedian, writier, musician and carpenter widely known for his role on Parks & Recreation. This ticket includes his latest book.
Marina Abramović has pioneered performance as a visual art form, creating some of the most important early works, especially on the body. This event is part of SAL's Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series; the format will be an interview.
Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter will host a live recording of their podcast, "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment." Karen Russell is the featured guest. Live music and additional guests to be announced!
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose work has garnered international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. This event is part of SAL's Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series.
Pulitzer Prize winner, Emily Nussbaum has been the television critic for The New Yorker since 2011. She will be speaking on Women in Television. This event is part of SAL's Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series.
Patricia Park is the author of Re Jane. Ariel Schrag is a graphic artist and author of ADAM. Sunil Yapa's debut novel is Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist.
This is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves Series