Seattle Arts & Lectures adds Tom Hanks to season line-up

Seattle Arts & Lectures announced the addition of an event with actor and author Tom Hanks to SAL's 2022-23 season line-up. Hanks will be celebrating the publication of his first novel, The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece, at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Benaroya Hall, Seattle. In-person and online-only tickets are available at
“The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece is about the making of a star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film—and the humble comic books that inspired it,” according to the announcement.
Hanks has won Academy Awards for best actor for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He has starred in, among many other films, “Big,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Apollo 13,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Green Mile,” “Cast Away,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Captain Phillips,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Sully,” “Toy Story,” “The Post,” and “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. He is also the author of a best-selling collection of stories, Uncommon Type.
This event is part of the SAL Presents Series highlighting authors, artists and prominent thinkers discussing their latest work.
Tickets are available at or by calling the SAL Box Office at 206.621.2230, ext. 10.