Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South, will host a lecture with author Maria Liberati, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. The library will also host U.S. Poet Laureate William S. Merwin, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, will host signings with Marianne Richmond, author of "I Believe in You," Oct. 3, 5 p.m.; Gerald Elias, author of "Death and the Maiden," Oct. 4, 7 p.m.; Matthew Kirby, author of "The Clockwork Three," Oct. 5, 7 p.m.; Robison Wells, author of "Varient," Oct. 6, 7 p.m., and Jennifer Adams, author of "Cutie Pies for Kids," Oct. 8, 2 p.m. (801-484-9100 or www.kingsenglish.com)
Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, will host a lecture with John Price, former U.S. ambassador and author of "When the White House Calls," Oct. 4, 7 p.m. (www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents)
Holladay Library, 2150 E. 4800 South, will host a lecture, "Life After the First Draft," with author and editor Heather Moore, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
Utah Valley University, Orem, will host the Book Academy Conference, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dan Wells, author of "I Am Not a Serial Killer," will be the keynote speaker. (801-642-4828 or www.uvu.edu/ce/cw/bookacademy/index.html)
Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, will host an event with poet Sholeh Wolpe, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. (801-965-5100 or www.culturalcelebration.org)
Fort Douglas, 245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd., will host The Salt Lake Freedom Film and Storytelling Festival, Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children per session. (801-532-2766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Utah Humanities Book Festival will offer multiple lectures and activities at libraries across the state throughout the month of October. (www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm)
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