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The Great American Read Kickoff

Join KUED and the Salt Lake City Library as we kickoff The Great American Read! The King's English will be there, interactive activities, program announcements, and opportunities for you to share a story about the book that changed your life with KUED viewers.

The Great American Read is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

The Great American Read premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 7PM on KUED with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America‚Äôs most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.

The stories are fiction, but the excitement is real! For more information, visit KUER.ORG.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
City Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111