#BookBingoNW2017: Read a book by a SAL speaker

Just a few of the fantastic authors who have been featured as Seattle Arts & Lectures speakers …

Perhaps that fourth row middle square – to read a book by “A SAL speaker (past or upcoming)” — gave you pause this year. It’s a delightful challenge because you have dozens and DOZENS of incredible authors to choose from.

SAL stands for Seattle Arts & Lectures, our partner in the adult summer reading program Book Bingo that we’ve all been loving these past three summers. The back of the Book Bingo card gives you a tease of the authors coming to SAL for the 2017-2018 season: Colson Whitehead, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jesmyn Ward, Tyehimba Jess; you can see the full list here. We’ve included a selection of the authors coming this season in this booklist in our catalog, too: #BookBingoNW2017 – Read a book by a Sal author.

To meet the challenge of this square, you can read any book by authors who have come (or will soon come) to SAL any year. And what an incredible line-up it’s been, year after year, for 30 years. You can browse Seattle Arts & Lectures archives of previous events to find an author you like or that you’ve been meaning to read. Or take a look at some of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ executive director Ruth Dickey’s must-reads from previous seasons in this blog post. I’m telling you, you can’t go wrong with this square and this amazing selection of authors.

~posted by Linda J.

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 3rd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

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