coming up

August 13, 2021

Seattle Arts & Lectures has some terrific programming lined up for the months ahead. Among other speakers and performances, SAL will present poets Maggie Nelson, Kaveh Akbar, Sherwin Bitsui & Kenzie Allen, Rita Dove, Cathy Park Hong, and Don Mee Choi.

Venues vary; as of this writing, some presentations will be in person, some online. See the SAL site for details and ticketing information.

today, times three!

October 21, 2020

Today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, is a big day for poetry. Here are links to three terrific virtual events that should be enormously inspiring (times are Pacific):

At 12:30pm, U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo reads and discusses her work as part of the October 19-23 celebration, Always Indigenous: Fifty Years of the Chief Seattle Club.

At 5:00pm, Dear America Town Hall —Real Patriotism: The Art of Activism and Protest features readings and discussion by Sherwin Bitsui, Fenton Johnson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Debra Marquart, facilitated by editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin.

At 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle presents Kathleen Flenniken in conversation with fellow poet Sharon Bryan.


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