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Utah literary news and events

Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

David Farland, author of "Nightingale," took the Grand Prize at the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival, won the International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel of the year, won the Next Generation Award as one of the best young adult novels of the year and is a current finalist for the Global e-Book Award for best young adult e-book of the year.

King's English 1511 S. 1500 East, will host Florence Shepard, author of "Sometimes Creek: A Wyoming Memoir," Aug. 9, 7 p.m.; a "Friday Fun for Kids" storytime, Aug. 10, 4 p.m., registration and $5 fee required (801-484-9100 or www.kingsenglish.com)

SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, will host "Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshops for Seniors," Aug. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m.. The event is free, but registration isrequired. (801-957-2192 or www.slcc.edu/cwc)

SLCC Community Writing Center, will host "Silver Pen Essay Writing Workshops for Seniors," Aug. 9 and 16, 12:45-2:45 p.m., free, but registration required. The workshop will be held at the Sunday-Anderson Senior Center, 868 W. 900 South. (801-957-2192 or www.slcc.edu/cwc)

SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, invites writers to share their poetry, essay or testimonial of 500 to 1,000 words about their experience with civil rights, through Sept. 1. Submissions will be shared with the community. (801-957-7522 or www.slcc.edu/cwc)

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

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