Single tickets and series passes sold through the Seattle Arts & Lectures website.
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes

With twenty-nine books in total, Juan Felipe Herrera's publications include fourteen collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels, and picture books for children. Herrera is also a community arts leadership builder with youth-at-risk and migrant communities, and an actor with appearances on film and stage. 


      Juan Felipe Herrera
Selected Works
The Upside Down Boy/El Nino de cabeza (2006)
Calling the Doves/El canto de las palomas (2001)
Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (2008)
Featherless/Desplumado (2004)
Super Cilantro Girl/La Supernina del Cilantro (2003)
Skate Fate (2011)

Part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the Pacific Northwest. Programs include the Literary Arts Series, the Poetry Series, SAL U, Writers in the Schools, and SAL Presents Special Events.

Seattle Arts & Lectures was founded in 1987 and launched its first season in 1988 with John Updike, Calvin Trillin, Donald Barthelme, Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris, Isabel Allende, and Rosamond Bernier. In 1994, SAL brought the nationally recognized Writers in the Schools to Seattle—an educational program that places local professional writers in public school classrooms to develop skills and spark student interest in reading and writing. The Poetry Series, featuring such notables as Philip Levine and Anne Carson, debuted in 2000, as did Wednesday University (now called SAL U), an adult continuing education program in the arts and culture, co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s Simpson Center for the Humanities and taught by distinguished U.W. professors. 

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