Get SAL Updates
Donate Today
Shopping Cart
Donate Today
Individual Benefits
Individual Supporters
Corporate Benefits
Corporate\Foundation Supporters
Donate Today
Return to List
Support SAL
Save the Date for Words Matter 2018! Save the Date for Words Matter 2018! NOV 17, 2017

SAL’s Words Matter 2018 Benefit Gala & Literary Auction
Thursday, March 22
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Words Matter is SAL’s most important fundraising event of the year, raising nearly $300,000 to inspire people of all generations and backgrounds in our community with the change-making power of words.

This fun-filled evening includes:

*an elegant multi-course dinner with wine
*lively silent and live auctions featuring unexpected literary treasures and adventures
*a joyful celebration of the 2018 Prowda Literary Award winner

...all set against the spectacular backdrop of the glittering Seattle waterfront!

Funds raised at Words Matter will support SAL’s Writers in the School Program and help bring the best writers and thinkers of our time to Seattle while offering free and highly subsidized tickets to students and other community members who otherwise could not afford to participate.

Tickets are $175 each/$1,750 for a table of 10.

Cocktail attire; sparkles encouraged.


Thank you to our early Words Matter sponsors:

Golden Lasso (Presenting Sponsor)
Guardian Cellars & Newsprint Wines (Sestina Sponsor)
AlphaGraphics (Sonnet Sponsor)

Host a Table:
Want to celebrate the evening with your favorite reading-and-writing enthusiasts? Join us as Words Matter Table Host and fill a table for 10 with friends and colleagues!

Be a Words Matter sponsor:

As a Words Matter sponsor, your company will enjoy visibility with our more than 300 event attendees as well as SAL’s nearly 30,000 patrons—a unique opportunity to show your support for the literary arts and youth literacy in one of the top literary and most well-read cities in the country, according to multiple national rankings.

For more info about hosting a table or sponsorships, contact Development Director Leanne Skooglund at This Link Requires Javascript or 206-621-2230 x 17.

Click here to see SAL’s 2018 Words Matter Sponsor Benefits.
John Updike
Literary\Arts Series, Literary legend John Updike discusses his work with fellow writer David Guterson and Seattle Art Museum Curator of American Art Patricia Junker. Photo by Libby Lewis
Questions about Giving?
Contact the Development Team at This Link Requires Javascript or call 206.621.2230.
Donate by Mail
Download this form, print it out, and mail it back with your donation.
Seattle Arts & Lectures is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, tax ID number 91-1384964. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law.