Seattle Arts & Lectures announced its events for January, February and March, which were previously scheduled to be in-person and online, will stream online only.

Events will be streamed digitally at on the same date and time of each event. Events will also be available to watch online for one week afterwards.

Digital Passes are available for each event with Pay-What-You-Can Pricing that starts at $10 at


Poetry Series: Maggie Smith

7:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021

Maggie Smith is the author of four award-winning books: “Lamp of the Body,” “The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison” and “Good Bones”, named by the Washington Post as one of the Five Best Poetry Books of 2017. Her most recent book, “Keep Moving,” is a nonfiction work of quotes and essays, in which she writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Q&A with Rebecca Hoogs. 


Literary Arts Series: Madeline Miller

7:30 p.m., Jan. 27, 2021

Madeline Miller is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, “The Song of Achilles” (2012), a reimagining of “The Iliad,” and “Circe” (2018), a feminist inversion of “The Odyssey.” In each book, Miller brings a new perspective, “re-centering these stories on characters whose voices have been excluded from the narrative for thousands of years.” Q&A with Kristen Millares Young, author of Subduction.


Women You Need to Know Series: Gabrielle Hamilton

7:30 p.m., Feb. 5, 2021 

Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of Prune restaurant in New York’s East Village and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.” Anthony Bourdain called it “simply the best memoir by a chef. Ever.”

Hamilton also writes for the New York Times on food, memory and the restaurant industry. Q&A with Molly Wizenberg, author of “The Fixed Stars.”


Journalism Series: Lawrence Wright

7:30 p.m., Feb. 9, 2021 

Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright and a staff writer for The New Yorker. At the magazine, Wright has written “some of the most astonishing journalism of our time,” according to journalist David Remnick, including reporting on al-Qaeda that shaped his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Looming Tower.” Now, Wright presents the pandemic thriller “The End of October,” as packed with suspense as it is with the history of viral diseases. Q&A with Sam Howe Verhovek.


Literary Arts Series: Bill Bryson

7:30 p.m., Feb. 21, 2021

Coming from Des Moines, Iowa, bestselling Anglo-American author Bill Bryson has transformed narrative non-fiction for a generation with his “witty, laugh-aloud-funny, observational writing.” He has explored farflung places from the Australian outback to the beginning of the universe itself. In his latest book, “The Body: A Guide for Occupants” (2019), he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its ability to heal itself.


Poetry Series: Toi Derricotte

7:30 p.m., Feb. 26, 2021

Award-winning poet, educator and Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte tackles difficult and universal subject matter such as violence, racism, motherhood and identity through an autobiographical lens. Q&A with Anastacia-Renée.


SAL Presents: Maira Kalman

7:30 p.m. March 15, 2021

The illustrator, author and designer behind “The Principles of Uncertainty, And the Pursuit of Happiness, and many a New Yorker illustration,” Maira Kalman’s multi-faceted projects are filled with a sense of wonder, humor and beauty. Q&A with Lisa Congdon.


Poetry Series: A Talk by Douglas Kearney

7:30 p.m., March 31, 2021 

Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer and librettist whose six books bridge thematic concerns such as politics, African American culture, the Trickster figure and contemporary music. The format for this event will be a talk by Kearney, co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. Q&A with Daemond Arrindell.