DOREEN RAPPAPORT, award-winning children's author, will be conducting writing workshops for kids March 9 (1 p.m. for third- graders) and 10 (9:30 a.m. for fourth-graders and 1 p.m. for sixth- graders). The classes will be at the Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West. She will also offer a writing workshop for adults, 7 p.m. March 10 at the Salt Lake City Library. For information call 524-8234.

- PAT CUTTING of the Utah State Poetry Society will read from her work Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the St. George Art Museum, 47 E. 200 North in St. George. The event is part of the Redrock Writer's Guild open reading program.- THE BABCOCK PERFORMING READERS have slated a program called "Moods and Movements in 20th Century Women's Writing," featuring the work of 11 women writers performed by dramatic readers. The event is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Art Barn on Finch Lane (just below the University of Utah campus on 200 South). The evening will include work by Virginia Woolf, Elouise Bell, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Phyllis McGinley and many others. There is no charge. Call 363-4759 for details.

- JANE HIRSHFIELD, winner of the Pushcart Prize for poetry and other awards, will read from her work on Thursday, March 12, 8 p.m. at Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus. Hirshfield, a Bay Area poet, is the author of four collections of verse. Call 488-4112.

- GEORGE AND EMILY WATSON will sign copies of "The Calling: A Journey on the Path of Parent Care" from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at B. Dalton Books in the Cottonwood Mall.

- NANCY HANKS BAIRD and MARILYN D. WILLIAMS will offer a free poetry workshop Saturday, March 14, 10:30 a.m., at the Salt Lake City Library. Both poets have been Utah State Poetry Society Poets of the Year. For information call Bill Ruesch at 966-5507.