DAVID CLEWELL, a poet and associate professor at Webster University in Missouri, will be giving writing workshops through out the state.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, he will give a reading at Southern Utah University in Cedar City in the Braithwaite Gallery. For information call 586-7839.On Thursday, Feb. 21, he will give a morning workshop and a 1 p.m. reading at Salt Lake Community College (call 967-4263). That evening he will read at 8 p.m. in the Eccles Conference Center on the Utah State University campus in Logan. Call 752-6712 for information.
Clewell's work has appeared in many prestigious journals, and his latest book of verse, "Blessings in Disguise," was a National Poetry Series winner.
All events are sponsored in part by the Utah Arts Council and are free and open to the public.
- SARAH PARTLOW of Salt Lake City is among 256 young artists and writers nationwide selected, from a pool of 6,000 applicants, to share $171,400 in cash awards.
Partlow, a senior at East High School, plans to attend the University of Utah. She credits East High teacher Barbara Murdock with having the most influence on her development as a writer.
- KATHARINE COLES, a Salt Lake poet and fiction writer, will read from her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Morning Ray Cafe & Bakery on Park City's Main Street.
Coles was recipient of a $20,000 NEA fellowship and has published her work in America's most prestigious periodicals.
The reading is free and open to the public and is sponsored, in part, by the Utah Arts Council. Call 1-649-2464 for more information.
- DUNCAN HILTON will read from his prose and poetry at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at 240 S. Main. Music will be by Ryan Wayment. Admission is free.
- THE OQUIRRH WRITERS CHAPTER of the League of Utah Writers will hold a workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 4290 W. 5400 South. The topic will be "New Horizons," a chance to discover new genres and expand skills in the old ones.
Fee for members is $10, non-members pay $12. Students and seniors pay $8. For information call 964-2740 or 967-0953.
- KURT VONNEGUT, who thinks his play "Happy Birthday Wanda June" and his novel "Slapstick" became "two of the worst movies ever made," is nevertheless readying a TV series based on short stories he wrote in the 1950s and '60s.
Three pilots of "Welcome to the Monkey House" have wrapped production in Vancouver, backed by the Showtime cable network and Canada's First Choice/Superchannel and Global networks. - Scripps Howard News Service