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07.24.17
Single Tickets Are On Sale Now!

SAL is celebrating 30 years bookmarked, and we’re saving your place for evenings with the best local and internationally-known writers of our time. 

 

This season’s programming will feature some familiar faces from the first 30 years, as well as a look ahead to the literary luminaries of the coming decades. The Literary Arts Series will include prolific historian Ron Chernow, a speaker in our 1999/00 Season; a nod to our very first season with cherished Chilean-American storyteller Isabel Allende; and 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead, first seen at SAL in our 2008/09 Season. The Poetry Series celebrates some of the most prestigious and up-and-coming voices in verse, including master of the short lyric Gregory Orr, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tyehimba Jess, and Copper Canyon Press poet, Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

 

Our other series include evenings with Janet Mock, Ijeoma Oluo, Ariel Levy, Sherman Alexie, Kevin Young, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Reza Aslan, The Moth Mainstage and more! 

 

PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS HERE

 

What's even better than single tickets? A SAL subscription!


Craft your perfect SAL experience! As a SAL subscriber, you'll never miss the events you want to see. Plus, you can enjoy special benefits including a special 30th Anniversary Season notebook for recording all your event musings, a 10% discount at select local bookstores, dining deals with our partner restaurants, subscriber-only presales for added events, and zero handling fees (by phone only)!



Can't decide which series you want to see the most? Pick any four events in the 2017/18 Season for a Create-Your-Own Subscription and get all the benefits of subscribing.

 

Questions? Contact the SAL Box Office at sal@lectures.org or 206.621.2230 x10 

 

We can't wait to celebrate with you next season! 

07.31.17
Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer
WITS

Mon 9:00 AM \ The Center School
09.24.17
WITS Anthology Book Launch
WITS

Sun 3:00 PM \ Benaroya Hall

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
09.27.17
2017 Back-to-School Luncheon to support WITS
SAL Presents

Wed 12:00 PM \ Grand Hyatt Seattle
10.04.17
Women You Need to Know: Janet Mock
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
10.09.17
Stephen Burt
Poetry Series

Mon 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
10.18.17
Ron Chernow
Literary\Arts Series

Wed 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
10.18.17
Opening Night Dinner with Ron Chernow
Literary\Arts Series

Wed 9:00 PM \ Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
10.27.17
Sherman Alexie Loves: Nikki Giovanni
SAL Presents

Fri 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
11.05.17
SAL Presents: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates
SAL Presents

Sun 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
11.08.17
Local Voices
SAL Presents

Wed 7:30 PM \ Sorrento Hotel
11.13.17
A.E. Stallings
Poetry Series

Mon 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
06.29.17
Save the Date for the 2017 SAL Back-to-School Luncheon

Join us on September 27 for SAL’s Back-to-School Luncheon and help inspire thousands of K-12 students to discover the power of their creative voices.

The event will raise essential funding for SAL’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) program, which matches talented professional writers with local public schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital for year-long writing residencies. Last year WITS writers helped more than 6,000 students at 27 public schools to build self-confidence, community, and essential writing skills as they learned to tell their unique stories through creative writing.

Registration is now open!

06.28.17
SAL Seeks Donor Relations Associate!

We're hiring! SAL is looking for a Donor Relations Associate to join our small but mighty team. Perks include: office dogs to pet, a bright office on 15th in Capitol Hill just a hop away from all the coffee, and of course, all the literary events you could ever hope for. Click here for more information. 

05.18.17
SAL & SPL Announce the Third Year of Summer Book Bingo!

On May 17 at the sold-out event with The Moth Mainstage, Seattle Arts & Lectures and the Seattle Public Library kicked off a third year of free summer reading fun with Summer Book Bingo 2017! Copies of the Adult Book Bingo board will be available at all locations of The Seattle Public Library and for download at the link below. 

 

Bingo began Wednesday, May 17 and runs through Labor Day. All submissions for prizes must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Share your Book Bingo fun with us on social media using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2017.

05.18.17
SAL Announces New Kid Book Bingo for Ages 0-12!

On May 17, Seattle Arts & Lectures debuted a Kids Book Bingo board for young readers ages 0-12! Copies will be available at the SAL offices and for download at the link below!

 

Bingo began Wednesday, May 17 and runs through Labor Day. All submissions for prizes must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Share your Book Bingo fun with us on social media using the hashtag #KidsBookBingoNW.

01.10.17
Camp WITS Registration NOW OPEN!

Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer 

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

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.