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February 2023

Ross Gay: In‑Person & Online

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join SAL and Marguerite Casey Foundation for a free event celebrating the publication of Ross Gay’s Inciting Joy, an intimate and electrifying collection of essays from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights. In these gorgeously written and timely pieces, Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships. Throughout Inciting Joy, Gay explores how we can practice recognizing that connection, and also, crucially, how we expand it.…

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Reginald Dwayne Betts: In‑Person & Online

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$10 – $80

After incarceration, how do you reenter a society that doesn’t offer open arms? Reginald Dwayne Betts is an award-winning author, poet, lawyer, and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, whose work interrogates and challenges our notions of justice. Betts has adapted his celebrated poetry collection, Felon, into a one-man performance piece, which he will perform for this SAL Presents event. Q&A with Stacy D. Flood.

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On Being: Krista Tippett with Isabel Wilkerson—In‑Person & Online

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98116 United States
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$10 – $80

Peabody Award-winning host Krista Tippett presents a live, in-person recording of the wildly popular On Being podcast, featuring guest speaker Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction with The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste. Join these two friends and interpreters of the human condition for a night of incredible conversation.

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March 2023

Kate Baer: In‑Person & Online

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rainier Arts Center, 3515 S Alaska St
Seatte, WA 98118
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$35 – $80

Kate Baer is an author and poet who garnered acclaim following the publication of her first collection of poetry, What Kind Of Woman. The collection examines the many roles women play in the modern era, as Baer seeks to place the experiences of motherhood, female companionship, and marriage at the heart of what it means to be poetic. Baer’s newest work, And Yet, dives even deeper into themes of friendship, love, loss, and motherhood, displaying Baer’s ever-increasing capacity to explore…

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A Conversation with Jason Reynolds: In‑Person & Online

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$10 – $80

Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books for young readers. His book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a collaboration with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and his bestselling stories, such as Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, All American Boys (with Brendan Kiely), Long Way Down, and Miles Morales-Spiderman make him “one of the most exciting, constantly surprising voices in children’s literature.” Q&A…

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Ruth Ozeki: In‑Person & Online

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$10 – $80

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest, who has garnered acclaim for her ability to integrate issues of science, technology, religion, environmental politics, and global pop culture into unique, hybrid forms. Her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, tells the story of a young boy who, after the death of his father, starts to hear voices and finds solace in the companionship of his very own book. Q&A with Shawn Wong.

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A Conversation with Michelle Zauner: In‑Person & Online

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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$10 – $80

From Michelle Zauner, the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, Crying in H Mart is an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American. Join us for a special SAL Presents conversation with Michelle Zauner, celebrating the memoir’s paperback publication. Create Your Own Series subscriptions, as well as Patron and Grand Patron single tickets, come with a copy of Crying in H Mart, shipped to the ticket holder’s door.

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