Chaim Potok, one of America's most honored writers, will deliver the annual Tanner Academy Lecture of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters May 19 at Utah State University.

Potok is an eminent Jewish scholar and author of best-selling novels such as "The Chosen," "The Promise," "The Book of Lights," "My Name is Asher Lev" and "Davita's Harp." He is an ordained rabbi.Potok's theme will be "Rebellion and Authority: The Scholar, the Sacred and the Secular." The lecture is free to the public.

Section meetings will be held after lunch. At 4 p.m., Edward G. Leuders, professor of English at the University of Utah, will read from his recently published novel, "The Wake of the General Bliss," a sea story that blends prose with music. The book has received critical acclaim.

Steven E. Jones, chemistry professor at Brigham Young University, will discuss his recent work in the solid-state fusion research. His talk will be in the Eccles Conference Center at 5:15 p.m.

Four Utahns with outstanding accomplishments in science, arts and letters will be honored during an awards luncheon. The luncheon is $7 and requires a reservation.

Dr. John A. Dixon, former dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine and now senior consultant to the university's Laser Institute, will receive the Willard Gardner Prize, the academy's highest honor.

David M. Grant, professor of chemistry, and George F. Edmunds, professor of biology, will receive University Distinguished Service Awards and Russell D. Anderson, professor of zoology at Southern Utah State College will be presented the College Distinguished Service Award.

For information, contact Joyce Penrod, UASAL executive secretary, 990 SWK Tower, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, telephone 378-2083.