Nancy Pearl will be joined by Steve Scher to talk about “Book Lust” at Vashon Center for the Arts (Courtesy Photo).

Nancy Pearl will be joined by Steve Scher to talk about “Book Lust” at Vashon Center for the Arts (Courtesy Photo).

Joy of reading is the subject of latest ‘talk on the rock’

Seattle broadcast personalities will talk about their mutual interest in “all things bookish.”

Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher, well-known Seattle broadcast personalities and old friends, will share the stage in “Book Lust,” a conversation about their mutual interest in, as Pearl put it, “all things bookish,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Vashon Center for the Arts. The program is part of VCA’s Talks on the Rock series.

A voracious reader, best-selling author, librarian, literary critic and promoter of the pleasure and importance of reading, Pearl often speaks at libraries, literacy organizations and community groups about her favorite books and the benefits of reading. She received the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association the same year. She is also the creator of the internationally recognized program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book.”

Scher is a podcaster, broadcaster, writer, interviewer and teacher. Over his long radio career, he received accolades and awards for his incisive coverage of public affairs, breaking news and his beyond-the-headlines approach to issues and interviews with notable newsmakers. He currently teaches at the University of Washington.

Tickets, $10 in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for youth, are on sale at vashoncenterforthearts.org.

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