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SAL Season

SAL's 15/16 Season was announced on the evening of May 1st! Subscriptions are now on sale. Last season we sold out ten events at Town Hall and one at Benaroya Hall. We look forward to continuing the momentum with the same caliber of thought provoking, inspiring writers and thinkers of our time. Become a subscriber and be an integral part of SAL's vibrant literary community.

SAL's 14/15 season has three remaining events to go as well as our WITS end of year readings! This season has been has been filled with inspiration, conversation and sold out events. Come join us for the remaining year of conversation which we promise will surprise, intrigue and inspire.

Order online or by phone at 206.621.2230 x 10.

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Literary\Arts Series  Literary\Arts Series - More Info

The Literary Arts Series presents original talks by six outstanding authors whose works range from multi-award-winning novels and short stories to social commentaries and biographies. The 2015-16 opens with Elizabeth Gilbert at Benaroya Hall and will continue at Town Hall Seattle with a diverse, impressive lineup of award-winning authors including two Pulitzer Prize winners!


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Elizabeth Gilbert
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Anthony Doerr
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
Geraldine Brooks
Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Emily St. John Mandel
Wed, Mar 23, 2016
Teju Cole
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Poetry Series  Poetry Series - More Info
The Poetry Series presents the best-established and emerging voices for readings and lectures, and will continue to include a lecture co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. Poetry Series events will be held at the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall.
Claudia Rankine
Fri, May 13, 2016
SAL Presents  SAL Presents - More Info

SAL Presents' events include authors and prominent thinkers discussing their latest work, and other exciting literary surprises.

Our newest series, Women You Need to Know, is a three part series that will feature cutting edge, thought provoking, inspiring women that need to be known! 

Hinge features readings, lectures, and other presentations by emerging and experimental writers in intimate settings.

Judy Blume
Thu, Jun 11, 2015
Saul Williams
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Alison Bechdel
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
The Moth Mainstage
Wed, May 18, 2016
SAL U  SAL U - More Info

After many years of outstanding, stimulating, and diverse programming we are sunsetting SAL U. Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the series over the years.