BORDERS, in the Crossroads Mall, has a couple of events this week. On Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m., the store will host a children's performance poetry event featuring Joan Robinson, a member of the Utah Storytelling Guild. The evening is for kids ages 4-12.

At noon on July 7, Ramon D. Smullin will be signing copies of his book "The Father Is Not The Son," a book that examines the theology of the LDS Church and other groups. Call 355-6327 for details.- BARNES & NOBLE, the Fort Union store, will feature Rabbi Benny Zippel discussing the book of Jewish mysticism, "The Kabbalah," at 7:30 p.m. on July 8. Leslie Reynolds will discuss her book "Mormons in Transition" on Friday, July 10, 7:30 at the downtown store. The Bountiful store will feature Will South signing his book "Andy Warhol Slept Here? Famous and Infamous Visitors to Utah" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

- SUSAN ARRINGTON MAD-SEN signs "The Second Rescue" and other books she has written at the ZCMI Deseret Book on Friday, July 10, from noon to 2 p.m. Call 534-1515.

- THE 1998 WRITERS AT WORK READINGS begin next Sunday, with poet Leslie Norris and Karen Brennan reading at 4 p.m. Terrel Seltzer will present a film at 8 p.m. The events are at the Yarrow Hotel in Park City. Call 292-9284 for information.