PATRICIA TRAXLER will read at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus, 1840 S. 1300 East. Traxler just completed her second year as a Bunting Fellow for Poetry at Radcliffe.

      The reading is sponsored by Catalyst magazine and the Utah Arts Council. Phone 488-4112 for information.- HOW TO GET PUBLISHED IN THE LDS MARKET will be the subject of a seminar conducted by Darla Isackson of Covenant Commnications from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Whitmore Library, 2197 E. 7000 South.

      The seminar will include a question-and-answer session and offer information to writers about submitting, rewriting and marketing their work. Call 1-756-9966 for information.

      - BRAD L. ROGHAAR, a poet at Weber State University, will read from his prize-winning book of verse, "Unravelling the Knot," in the University of Utah Social Work auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. For information call 943-4211.

      - PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING playwright Edward Albee says writers today are under pressure to pacify audiences.

      "Creative artists are encouraged to put people into a sleep of the mind - when the true function of the arts, of course, is to make us more aware," he said during a speech at Butler University in Indianapolis.

      - Associated Press