SAVE THE DATE!
Literary Lions Gala
March 7, 2020 - 6 PM
Bellevue Hyatt Regency
Announcing the 2020 Keynote Author…
Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. He has written seven novels and one collection of essays and he was named New York’s 11th State Author in 2018. Colson Whitehead’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta. He lives in New York City.
About the Literary Lions Gala
The KCLS Foundation's annual fundraiser is the library event of the year. More than 750 community members join together to raise funds for programs and services at the King County Library System.
Guests have the opportunity to have books signed by their favorite authors, shop at the pop-up bookstore, enjoy a delicious dinner, and mingle with other book lovers - all to support a great cause.
The Literary Lions Gala also features the debut of the annual Author Salon event series, with tickets first offered for sale exclusively to Gala attendees. Author Salons are intimate events with popular authors at venues around the Seattle Area, held throughout the spring and summer. Attendees can get to know their favorite author while enjoying delicious food and wine, all at a unique venue. You can read more about the Author Salon series here.
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Tickets, Volunteering, and General Info
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Authors, Keynote, and the Author Salon Series
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About the 2019 Literary Lions Gala
We are thrilled to announce that thanks to your generosity,
more than $468,000 has been raised for library programs and the total is still growing!
Your donations will help fund KCLS library programs such as the beloved Summer Reading Program - providing books, meals and possibilities to kids from Bothell to Enumclaw and everywhere in between!
There is still time to add your support to the King County Library System Foundation.
Make an online donation, or call 425-369-3448.
2019 “Literary Lions”
King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred
Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest
The Last Romantics
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Ba-Chan The Ninja Grandma
Scraps, Peels, and Stems
Home Cooking with Kate McDermott
Urban Trails Seattle
Karen Thompson Walker
Jing Jing Tsong
36 Bottles of Wine
Photos from the 2019 Literary Lions Gala
On March 16, 2019, 700 community leaders joined together at the Literary Lions Gala to raise funds for KCLS, helping to fund the beloved Summer Reading program. Below are just a few photos from the 26th Annual Literary Lions Gala.
You can view the full gallery on our Facebook Page.