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Utah literary news and events

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Published: Saturday, Jan. 14 2012 4:00 p.m. MST

The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, will host signings with Samuel Brown, author of "In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Conquest of Death," Jan. 17, 7 p.m., and Naomi Benaron, author of "Running the Rift," Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Registration for The King's English Bookshop's World Book Night is open. Select a book you would like others to read, and you could receive 20 free copies of that book to give away. Visit www.kingsenglish.com or call 801-484-9100 for additional information.

Orem Library, 58 N. State, Orem, will host "Remembering the King James Bible: Outside the Canon: Texts Not Included in the Bible," Jan. 17, 7 p.m. The library will also host "Celebrating Poe With Alex Caldiero: Poe Poetry Recital," Jan. 19, 7 p.m. (801-229-7050 or www.oremlibrary.org)

Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, will host a lecture with Majka Burhardt, author of "Vertical Ethiopia," Jan. 17, 7 p.m. (www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents)

I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, will host a panel discussion based on the book "Streaked with light and Shadow: Portraits of Former Soviet Jews in Utah," Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. (801-581-0098 or www.slcjcc.org)

Dolly's Bookstore, 510 Main, Park City, will host a signing with Brian Kellow, author of "Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark," Jan. 21, 3 p.m. (435-649-8062 or www.dollysbookstore.com)

Weller Book Works, 665 E. 600 South, will host a signing with John Keahey, author of "Seeking Sicily: A Cultural Journey through Myth and Reality in the Heart of the Mediterranean," Jan. 21, 6 p.m. (800-333-7269 or www.samwellers.com)

The Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians will offer workshops and introductory presentations on preserving life stories. The workshops will be held on various dates at multiple locations from Logan to Manti. The events are free and begin Jan. 17 and continue through May. For a complete schedule of events, to register for workshops and purchase the book, visit www.utahaph.blogspot.com, email myutahstory@gmail.com or call Paulette Stevens at 801-261-5203.

Utah Arts & Museums invites high school teachers and students across Utah to participate in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest. Teachers may contact Utah Arts & Museums to officially register their schools to become part of the competition. Contact Jean Tokuda Irwin at 801-533-5760 or jirwin@utah.gov to sign up or for additional information. (www.poetryoutloud.org)

Please submit event listings to features@desnews.com before 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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