TopIs there late seating at SAL events?
There is late seating allowed at SAL events. However, your seat is not guaranteed after the program has begun.

TopHow should I dress for a SAL event?
However you feel comfortable!

TopWhat is the format of the evening and is there an opportunity for me to ask a question or talk to the author?
Literary Arts Series and SAL Presents events are typically original talks or lectures; occasionally, we conduct onstage interviews with speakers or hold panel discussions. The Poetry Series typically features poets reading from their work (with the occasional lecture). At all events, the host generally moderates a Q&A between audience members and speakers. We encourage you to email us your questions in advance at This Link Requires Javascript, to post them on our Facebook page, or to use the Q&A cards available at the SAL lobby table or in your program during events. Simply pass your question to an usher at the end of the program. Please note that our Q&A period is limited; as much as we’d like to, it’s not possible to ask all the questions we receive. Beginning with the 13-14 season, all events will be followed by a book-signing where you can have your book signed and meet the author briefly. If you'd like to talk to the author in greater depth, you may consider becoming a Patron-level ticket holder. In addition to seating at the front of the hall, you are invited to pre-event receptions with the author.

TopCan I bring my camera to the event?
No, there is no photography or audio- or video-recording permitted at SAL events.

TopDo speakers sign books at events?
For all of the events in the Literary Arts Series and the Poetry Series, there will be book signings following the talks/readings. Local bookstore partners will also be selling pre-signed books at each event. We ask that patrons please be respectful of the authors' and other patrons' time and limit your signing selections to no more than 3 books.

TopAre there concessions available at events?
Concessions are available at all SAL events except SAL U classes.

TopIs there accessible seating at SAL events?
All of our venues have accessible seating available. Please contact us at This Link Requires Javascript or 206.621.2230 x10 for more details and to let us know you’re coming so we can better accommodate your needs.

TopAre assisted listening devices available at SAL events?
Yes! They are available at all of our venues. Please contact us in advance at This Link Requires Javascript or 206.621.2230 x10 for more information or assistance.

TopIs American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation provided at SAL events?
ASL interpretation is available with a minimum two-week advance notice. Please contact us at This Link Requires Javascript or 206.621.2230 to make arrangements.

TopIs captioning for the Significantly Hard of Hearing (SHOH) provided at SAL events?
Yes, SAL captions selected events for the Significantly Hard of Hearing (SHOH). Check the Season page for the most up-to-date information. Please contact us at This Link Requires Javascript or 206.621.2230 for more information or assistance.

TopHow can I support SAL and its mission?
Click here to find out more about our Friends Program!

TopHow can I keep up to date with SAL?
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“Keep up the great work. SAL’s events leave me feeling more stimulated and educated. I always feel like my time has been well spent!”
-- Literary Arts Series Patron