Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary With Us!

Our Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival Kicks Off Now

Our 2017 Utah Humanities Book Festival marks 20 years of improving Utah communities through reading, literature, and conversations with authors and each other.

Join us during the months of September and October for engaging authors, riveting reading, and stimulating interactions with fellow book lovers.
Here's what you can look forward to in the upcoming week:
Brigham City

September 14, 4 PM & 7 PM | Brigham City Public Library. Join us for the Parent/Kid Book Group at Brigham City Public Library. This month's book will be Tyler Whitesides' Janitors.

September 16, 10:30 AM | Pleasant Valley Branch, Weber County Library. Storytellers extraordinaire Karl Behling and Janine Nishiguchi will enchant children of all ages with tales from One Thousand and One Nights. From "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp" to "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor," audiences will be transported by magic carpet to other lands and other times.

Park City
September 14, 6:30 PM | Park City Public Library. Dr. John Day, M.D., author of The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China, will speak about his experience and lessons learned while living at the Longevity Village in China.


Salt Lake City
September 8, 7 PM | Sorenson Unity Center. Join Friends of the Great Salt Lake for the 4th Annual Alfred Lambourne Prizes. Prizes in visual and literary arts will be awarded and work from the competition will be on display. The Prizes were established as an annual recognition and celebration of regional creativity inspired by our inland sea. 
September 11, 8 PM | Weller Book WorksWeller Book Works Free Play Reading Series: Becky Shaw, by Gina Gionfriddo. Presented by Wasatch Theatre Company.
September 14, 7 PM | Finch Lane Gallery. Poet and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano visits the Finch Lane Gallery as part of the Guest Writers Series. He is the author of five poetry collections and works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers, the National Institute for Environmental Health Science, Communication Workers of America, and National Day Laborers Organizing Network.
September 15, 7 PM | Finch Lane Gallery. Bring your lunch and plenty of questions to a lunchtime colloquium with poet, playwright, and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano at Finch Lane Gallery. Toscano is the author of several collections of poetry, including Deck of Deeds and Explosion Rocks Springfield.
September 15, 7 PM | Weller Book Works. Weller Book Works hosts poets Franny Choi and Abraham Smith. Choi is a writer, performer, and teaching artist as well as the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone. Smith is the author of two collections, most recently Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer, and a recent addition to Weber State's English faculty.
September 16, 8 PM | Sugar Space. Adrian Todd Zuniga is back for the fifth installment of Literary Death Match in Salt Lake City! Highbrow meets lowbrow onstage in this literary game show. The contestants this year are Franny Choi, Abraham Smith, Aaron Gates, and Danielle Susi while the judges are KRCL's Lara Jones, SLUG's Alexander Ortega, and Red Fred Project founder Dallas Graham. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at http://thesugarspace.com/buy-tickets/. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
September 15, 7 PM | King's English Bookshop. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams, What I Found in a Thousand Towns.

Remember to visit our Book Festival Calendar for a Full Listing of Events!

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