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WITS Year-End Readings & Celebrations
05.05.15
WITS Year-End Readings & Celebrations

The WITS culminating readings are coming up on May 20 (K-8) and May 21 (7-12)! The events begin at 6:00 p.m., are free and open to the public, and are held in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Library. Doors open for seating at 5:40pm. Fifty-five K-12 students and patients from Seattle Children’s Hospital will read their original poems, stories, memoirs, and comics, and be introduced by their WITS writers-in-residence.

The readings will be followed by a cupcake reception, courtesy of Cupcake Royale. This year’s collection of handset letterpress broadsides, created at the School of Visual Concepts by professional artists, will also be on display. Please join us!

06.02.15
The Moth MainStage
SAL Presents

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
06.11.15
Judy Blume
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
09.24.15
Saul Williams
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
10.06.15
Elizabeth Gilbert
Literary\Arts Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
10.22.15
Alison Bechdel
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
10.29.15
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Literary\Arts Series

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
11.10.15
Linda Pastan
Poetry Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ McCaw Hall

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
11.18.15
Anthony Doerr
Literary\Arts Series

Wed 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
05.07.15
SAL’s New Season is the Talk of the Town

On Friday, May 1, when New York Times columnist Frank Bruni joined us for a sold-out event at Town Hall, SAL announced the lineup for our 2015/16 season. With literary luminaries like Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr, Atlantic editor Ta-Nehisi Coates, graphic novelist and Tony Award nominee Alison Bechdel, celebrated poet Claudia Rankine, and the return of The Moth Mainstage, just to name a few, it promises to be a very exciting and engaging season. Local media shares our enthusiasm:

The Seattle Times posted their coverage of the announcement by 9:01pm on Friday and called out our new three-part series, Women You Need to Know, which opens with Alison Bechdel, and The Stranger wrote that “The 2015/16 season of Seattle Arts & Lectures—just announced on Friday—looks amazing.”

Subscriptions for SAL’s 2015/16 season are now on sale!

03.03.15
Ruth Dickey and the Turnaround at Seattle Arts & Lectures

"In the 18 months since Dickey took over as executive director of SAL, the organization is drawing big names, filling rooms, creating buzz and operating in the black for the first time in years.

Subscriptions are up almost 40 percent. Ticket sales, to date, are higher than all of last season. Ten of the 12 Literary Arts Series events held over the last two years have sold out.

And the local book community is primed for “Words Matter,” SAL’s annual gala, to be held March 12.

So what exactly is going on over there?"

Nicole Brodeur profiled Executive Director Ruth Dickey in the Seattle Times on February 20. They talked about some of the challenges the organization has faced in the past, what SAL has been doing to get its groove back, and Ruth’s big dreams for SAL moving into the next 25 years.

Click here to read the full story.