TRAILS THROUGH TIME, an exhibit and book discussion series focusing on the history, mythology and contemporary social reality of the West, has been slated for the Dan O'Laurie Museum in Moab through April. Book discussions will be every second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 450 E. 100 North. For information call 359-9670.

- TIM O'BRIEN, a National Book Award winner for his "Going After Cacciato," will read from his latest work of fiction on the Vietnam War - "The Things They Carried" - at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Waking Owl Books, 208 S. 1300 East. For information call 582-7323.- INGRID WENDT, an Oregon poet teaching in the Utah Arts Council Artists-in-Residence program, will give a reading of her poems at 7:30 p.m. April 17 in the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 2175 S. Main in Bountiful.

Wendt, a native of Illinois, is the author of several books of verse, including "Singing the Mozart Requiem" and "Moving the House."

For information on the reading call 292-0367.

- THE SPARROWGRASS POETRY FORUM is accepting entries for its Distinguished Poet Awards. Cash prizes total $1,000, including a $500 first-place award.

Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject in any style. Deadline is May 31. Send poems to Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum Inc., Dept. EW, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV 26175.

There will be an anthology of winning poems published. Poets should be aware that being included in the anthology may require purchasing a book.

- THE LEAGUE OF UTAH WRITERS' Salt Lake Chapter will hold its monthly meeting at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Salt Lake City Public Library. The session will be dedicated to a writing exercise that will then be critiqued by the group. Call 484-5615 for information.

- THE MORMON DIARIES of John Henry Smith, William Clayton and Rudger Clawson will be discussed by a panel of experts at 3 p.m. this afternoon in the Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus. Call 581-7791 for further information.