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Published: Saturday, June 16 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

Lisa Mangum, author of "The Forgotten Locket," was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Teen Fiction on June 8.

Rainbow Poets is calling for entries for its poetry contest. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be considered. The contest is free and open to everyone. Deadline for submission is June 18. To enter, submit one poem only to Free Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 761, Medford, OR 95701 or www.rainbowpoets.com.

Costco, 648 E. 800 South, Orem, will host a signing with Sonja Herbert, author of "Carnival Girl," June 18, 19 and 21, 12 p.m.; Mark Hansen, author of "Best of the Black Pot," June 21, 5:30 p.m. (801-489-4084 or www.cedarfortbooks.com)

Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, South Salt Lake, will host a presentation and signing with Misty Covington, author of "With All My Love, Misty," June 19, 7 p.m.

Costco, 3747 Constitution Blvd, West Valley City, will host a signing with Douglas Bell, author of "Defenders of Faith," June 20, 10 a.m.; Doublas Bell, author of "Defenders of Faith," June 23, 10 a.m. (801-489-4084 or www.cedarfortbooks.com)

Costco, 198 N. 1200 East, Lehi, will host a signing with Heather Ostler, author of "The Shapeshifter's Secret," June 20, 11 a.m. (801-489-4084 or www.cedarfortbooks.com)

King's English, 1511 S. 1500 East, will host Scott Hurst, author of "Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South," June 20, 7 p.m.; and Mandi Ellsworth, author of "Uneasy Fortunes," June 22, 11 a.m. (801-484-9100 or www.kingsenglish.com)

Costco, 11100 Auto Mall Drive, Sandy, will host a signing with author Heather Ostler, author of "The Shapeshifter's Secret," June 21, 11 a.m.; Erik Olsen, author of "Cobble Cavern," June 23, 1 p.m. (801-489-4084 or www.cedarfortbooks.com)

Costco, 1818 S. 300 West, will host a signing with Frank Cole, author of "The Guardians of Elijah's Fire," June 21, 5 p.m. (801-489-4084 or www.cedarfortbooks.com)

Costco, 11531 S. District Main Dr., South Jordan, will host a signing with Mark Hansen, author of "Best of the Black Pot," June 23, 11 a.m.

D&D Books, 1200 S. Towe Centre Blvd Ste. 2024, Provo, will host a launch party for Mandi Ellsworth, author of "Uneasy Fortunes," June 23, 1 p.m.

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

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