congratulations, winners!

October 16, 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the Washington State Book Awards:

  • Poetry – My, My, My, My, My by Tara Hardy (Seattle)
  • Biography/memoir – An Earlier Life by Brenda Miller (Bellingham)
  • Fiction – Daredevils by Shawn Vestal (Spokane)
  • History/general nonfiction – Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson (Seattle)
  • Picture book – Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie (Seattle), illustrated by Yuyi Morales
  • Young readers (ages 6 to 8) – Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton (Tacoma)
  • Middle readers (ages 9 to 12) – Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart (Cashmere)
  • Young adults (ages 13 to 18) – Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand (Seattle)

See the complete list of finalists here.


WA129 featured poems

July 18, 2017

Humanities Washington has launched a feature series, posting selected poems from WA129, the anthology compiled by Poet Laureate Tod Marshall. The first three poets are Sherman Alexie, Mary Eliza Crane, and Claudia Castro Luna. Visit Part I of the series and subscribe to stay in the loop on Humanities Washington goings-on.

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Cascades train track. Photo: Alex Robert


July 15, 2017

Sherman Alexie has cancelled all of the stops on his book tour from August onward.

You can read his open letter here.

more than music

June 26, 2015

Bumbershoot 2015

If you were thinking that Seattle’s annual Labor Day weekend festival, Bumbershoot, is strictly about music, here’s a surprise: Bumbershoot also stages Words & Ideas. This year’s lineup includes talks, discussions, panels, poetry slams and some of the big lights in the Northwest literary scene.

SPL Washington Center for the BookThe Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library has announced the finalists for the 2014 Washington State Book Awards. Books are considered in several categories: fiction, poetry, biography/memoir, history/general nonfiction and four groups of children’s books.

The winners will be announced at a free, public event on Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Central Library. The evening event will include readings, music, book sales and signings.

We congratulate this year’s poetry finalists:

See the complete list of finalists and more information about the Washington State Book Awards.

new SAL series

July 19, 2014

SAL Poetry

Details about the 2014-2015 Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series are now available on the SAL website, where you can also purchase tickets. In addition to a stellar lineup of readings/conversations and lectures, this year’s program includes master classes with Matthea Harvey and Lucie Brock-Broido.

The Seattle Arts & Lectures Literary\Arts Series is also posted and features speakers James McBride, Colm Tóibín, Ruth Ozeki, Sheri Fink, Cheryl Strayed and Frank Bruni.

SAL Poetry

The Seattle Times today published the list of poets scheduled for the Seattle Arts & Lectures 2014-2015 season. They include Ted Kooser, Sherman Alexie, Timothy Donnelly and Terrance Hayes. Two more events will be announced later this month. The series has a new venue this year: Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Seattle Center.

See the Seattle Times for dates as well as information about speakers for the Literary Arts series. Ticketing information has not yet been posted on the SAL website, but watch for details; these events often sell out.

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