2017/18 Subscriber Benefits
-- Special 30th Anniversary Season notebook
-- 10% partner bookstore discount
-- Dining deals at partner restaurants
-- No handling fees
-- Priority seating for Grand Patron and Patron
-- Exclusive invites to receptions with authors
-- Subscriber only pre-sales for added events
Grand Patrons have reserved seating in the front of the hall. Patrons have open seating toward the front of the hall. Grand Patrons and Patrons are invited to receptions with the speakers.
10% discount for Subscribers on book purchases at the following Bookstore Partners:
Ada's Technical 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.
Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the biography Hamilton. His latest work, Grant, will be released in October 2017.
Called "the world's most widely read Spanish language author," Isabel Allende, who was featured in SAL's first season, returns with a new novel to be released in November.
Jesmyn Ward is the author of The National Book Award-winning novel, Salvage the Bones. Her much anticipated new novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing will be released in September 2017.
Colson Whitehead is the author of six books including the Pultizer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad.
Laura Lippman is the author of 21 best selling crime novels (all set in Baltimore), and David Simon is the co-creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme.
Called one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation, Stephen Burt is a transgender poet, literary critic, and professor.
A.E. Stallings has published three books of poetry: Archaic Smile, which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax; and Olives. She is the translator of The Nature of Things by Lucretius.
Gregory Orr is the author of more than 10 collections of poetry and several volumes of essays, criticism and memoir. Over four decades he has established his reputation as a master of the lyric poem.
Tyehimba Jess is the author of Olio, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and leadbelly the winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. He is Poetry and Fiction editor of the African American Review.
SAL and Copper Canyon Press will present three contemporary Latinx poets whose work challenges and illuminates the notion of border-crossing.
Janet Mock is a writer, TV host and transgender advocate. Her second book, Surpassing Certainty, a memoir about her twenties, will be released on June 13th, 2017.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is the national correspondance for The Atlantic. Between the World and Me won the National Book Award in 2016. He will be in conversation with Exec. Dir. Ruth Dickey discussing his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.
Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American author, public intellectual and religious scholar. He is a New York Times best selling author of three books on religion. His latest, God: A Human History, is included in the price of the ticket.
Kevin Young is an accomplished poet and author of the forthcoming non-fiction work Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.
Poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni has captured America’s heart with her fiery, funny, and insightful verse for over 30 years. Giovanni is the author of over 30 children’s books and poetry collections.
Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based author, speaker, active feminist and internet yeller. Oluo embodies a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive and hyper-charged issues in America.
A live taping of your favorite literary podcast hosted by Sherman Alexie and Spokane author Jess Walter, featuring emerging Native authors Terese Mailhot and Tommy Orange, and local rapper, Supaman.
An evening with three young adult authors including Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty Series, Shug), Matt de la Peña (Mexican WhiteBoy, The Living, The Hunted), and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star).
Ariel Levy is a journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply.