Signings, readings and other literary events in Utah

Published: Friday, Feb. 3 2012 6:12 p.m. MST

Davis County Library will make discarded magazines available to interested patrons free of charge. Distribution will take place at all library locations and will continue through Feb. 29. (www.co.davis.ut.us/library)

The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, will host signings with Ellis Avery, author of "The Last Nude," Feb. 6, 7 p.m.; Pam Houston, author of "Contents May Have Shifted," Feb. 9, 7 p.m.; and Tom Taylor, contributor to "One World, Many Stories," Feb. 11, 2 p.m. (801-484-9100 or www.kingsenglish.com)

Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, will host a love letter writing workshop, Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. Registration is required and costs $15. (801-957-2192 or www.slcc.edu/cwc)

Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, will host a lecture with author Anthony Appiah, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. (www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents)

BYU Conference Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, will host the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Feb. 10-11. Full conference tuition is $135 or $165 for college credit. Single day tuition is $80 or $110 with college credit. Registration is required. (801-422-2568 or www.timpfest.org)

Shannon Hale will sign copies of her book "Midnight in Austenland," Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Deseret Book, 754 N. Main, Layton, and Feb. 11, 2-2:30 p.m., Deseret Book, 135 N. 545 West.

Utah Valley University will offer a literacy conference, "For the Love of Reading," for educators, librarians and parents. The conference will be held Feb. 17-18, at the Zermatt Resort, 784 West Resort Drive, Midway. Registration is $149. Rooms at the resort can be booked separately (801-863-8894 or www.UVUEngagedReading.org)

Teen Author Boot Camp is accepting registration for its writing conference for youths ages 13-19 years old. The conference will be held March 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Utah Valley University. Registration is $39 before Feb. 11 and $49 after. (www.teenauthorbootcamp.com)

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

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