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October 20, 6:30 PM. The Treehouse Museum. Dallas Graham and the Red Fred Project visit The Treehouse Museum to discuss the remarkable work his group is doing with children all over the U.S. The Red Fred Project is a silver-starred, magical collaboration through which Graham co-creates original stories in the form of self-published books with 50 children with critical illnesses across the 50 states.


October 18, 7:00 PM. Storytelling Wing, Orem Library Orem Reads: Forensics Night.You've read about it in your favorite crime thrillers, now learn the details of forensic science techniques from local experts.
Oct 20, 7:00 PM. Orem Public Library. As part of Orem Reads' month-long showcase of mystery writing, the Orem Police Department will visit the library to discuss their work. Local police officers and detectives are our community's first line of defense. Join our boys in blue for an in depth look at police work and the many ways they fight crime in Utah Valley.


October 21, 12:00 PM. Harold B. Lee. Library, Brigham Young University. Novelist Michael Mejia, author of Forgetfulness, visits Brigham Young University. Mejia's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies. A recipient of grants from the NEA and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, he is co-founding editor of Ninebark Press and editor of Western Humanities Review.



October 22, 7:00 PM. Rockville Community Center. Z-Arts hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga discusses his work as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival and the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative.


October 18, 7:00 PM. Weber County Library, Southwest Branch. Sarah Singh and Melissa Francis discuss their new book Lost Ogden which reveals the stories of the Ogden that once was. From fur-trapping fort to thriving metropolitan community, change has always been a part of Ogden's history. As carriages gave way to motor cars, a busy downtown district grew up around Union Station and notorious Twenty-fifth Street.


Salt Lake City

October 17, 7:00 PM. The King's English Bookshop. Join author James Dashner as he unveils his new book The Fever Code for a reading and signing. All will be revealed in the fifth book in James Dashner's bestselling Maze Runner series. This is the story that fans all over the world have been waiting for--the story of how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze. You will not want to miss it.

October 18, 7:00 PM. The King's English Bookshop. Stuart Gibbs returns to The King's English Bookshop with a new Spy School story, Ski Spy School. Ben Ripley enrolls in ski school, where the slopes, and the stakes, get really steep in this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated Spy School, Spy Camp, and Evil Spy School.

October 18, 6:30 PM. Weller Book Works. Crime novelist Kevin Wolf discusses his new novel, The Homeplace. Chase Ford was the first of four generations of Ford men to leave Comanche County, Colorado. For Chase, leaving saved the best and hid the worst. But now, he has come home. His friends are right there waiting for him. And so are his enemies.


October 19, 7:00 PM. 4th Floor Conference Room, The City Library. Scott Abbott Kevin Holdsworth, and John Domini will share work from their new books at City Art. Scott Abbott is professor of humanities, philosophy, and integrated studies at Utah Valley University. Kevin Holdsworth is the author of Big Wonderful: Notes from Wyoming and Good Water. In his book Movieola!, John Domini offers a collection at once comical and moving, care- fully suspended between a game of language and a celebration of American film. 

October 20, 7:00 PM Auditorium, The City Library. The Printed Garden and The City Library welcome renowned horror author Christopher Buehlman. Remember that car that passed you near midnight on Route 66, doing 105 with its lights off? You wondered where it was going so quickly on that dark, dusty stretch of road, motor roaring. You just saw the founder of the Suicide Motor Club. Be grateful his brake lights never flashed.

Book Award LogoOctober 20, 7:00 PM. 4th Floor Conference Room, The City Library. Join us as we present the Utah Book Awards for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and young adult literature. This year's prizes will be awarded for books published in 2015. In addition, Artes de Mexico en Utah will present the SorJuana Prize. Now in its fourth year, the Sor Juana Prize is the first state-wide prize for original writing in Spanish.

October 21, 7:00 PM. Weller Book Works. Join Megan McCall for an adventurous evening. McCall is the author of Alteration which begins with Natalie's transition when the Coven is attacked and separated. With no knowledge of who survived or not, Natalie and Xavier are sent on a journey to retrieve a dagger from her past life. Along the way they meet up with old friends to see who's willing to fight with them and who isn't. A book signing will follow.

Oct 22, 7:00 PM. Salt Lake City Public Library. Join author and performer Lindy West at The City Library as she discusses her work, which focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. This event is free, but space is limited and registration is necessary. Click here to register


October 21, 6:30 PM. Vernal Theatre: Live. See Tyler Whitesides and the Jammin' Janitors! Whitesides will discuss his acclaimed Janitors series and the Jammin' Janitors will follow that up with a live performance! The Jammin' Janitors play buckets and garbage cans like drums, and the show includes other objects commonly found in a janitor's closet.

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