Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) announced that it will present the third annual Sherry Prowda Literary Champion Award to Chris Higashi, program director for the Washington Center for the Book at Seattle Public Library.
Higashi will receive her award SAL’s annual Words Matter benefit gala on March 10.
Programs such as Seattle Reads, co-founded with Nancy Pearl and coordinated by Higashi, have earned national acclaim for presenting events with diverse cultural and historical significance. Seattle Reads spotlights authors in and outside the U.S. representing multiple languages and mediums including graphic narratives.
In her time at the Center, Higashi has also revived the Washington State Book Awards including a selection process and ceremonial recognition.
Founded in 1987, Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the Puget Sound region. (end)