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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

13th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival (SLC: Oct 20 - 23)

"What Kind of Idea Are You?": Find out at the Thirteenth Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival coming to Salt Lake City (October 20-23) and Other Utah locations

The Utah Humanities Council Book Festival is a statewide event during October, "National Book Month." Look for events from Logan to St. George and from Blanding to Delta. Authors presenting this year are:

Jean Howard and Jesse Parent, poetry slam hosts
Ian Frazier,Travels in Siberia, non-fiction
Dominique Browning, Slow Love: How I Lost My Job Put On My Pajamas and Found Happiness
Ted Gup, A Secret Gift: How an Act of Kindness Revealed the Hidden Lives of the Great Depresstion
Alex Caldiero, Poetry is Wanted Here
Brian Turner, Here, Bullet, Phantom Noise, Iraqi Soldier-Poet
Joseph Marshall III, To You We Shall Return, Lakota wisdom
Rene Colon Lainez, Rene Has Two Last Names, Spanish/English Children's author
Lisa Mangum, The Hourglass Door, Award-winning debut fantasy author ofElisabeth Murawski, Zorba's Daughter, winner of the May Swenson Poetry Prize
J. Michael Orenduff, The Pot Thief, murder mystery series
Caralyn and Mark Buehner, Snowmen at Night, award-winning children's picture books
Susan Vogel, Becoming Pablo O'Higgins, biography of the famed Utah-Mexican muralist
Henri Cole, Blackbird and Wolf, poet, hosted by Westminster College
Kristen Chandler, Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me, debut Young Adult Novel
Dan Wells, I Am Not a Serial Killer and Mr. Monster, debut horror series


  1. For an update on the line up of authors and presenters, check out the Utah Humanities Book Festival website at www.utahhumanities.org

    Tess Gerritsen, internationally best-selling mystery writer (Rizzoli and Isles), opens the Salt Lake festival on Oct. 19 at the City Library, downtown SLC.

    Novelist Thomas McGuane, celebrated author of the American West, is just one of many authors presenting on Saturday, Oct. 23

  2. New event in SLC at the Patrick Moore Gallery, Oct. 29. Come hear Poet Laureate Katharine Coles, read from her works surrounded by watercolor paintings inspired by poetry.

    In collaboration with the Utah Watercolor Society. 7 pm.

    Free and open to the public.

  3. Also, internationally-best-selling mystery writer, Tess Gerritsen, famous for her Rizzoli and Isles series (now a TNT series) will be opening the SLC component of the statewide Book Festival, Oct. 19 at 7pm, City Library Auditorium. This is a ticketed-event, but free. Get your tickets at the Salt Lake City and County Libraries.

    more at www.utahhumanities.org