The Utah Humanities Council is accepting applications for the 1999 Speakers Bureau that will feature presentations on a wide variety of historical, cultural and literary topics.

"The Speakers Bureau program is a way for scholars to share their knowledge on a subject to enthusiastic audiences of adults who believe in lifelong learning," said UHC executive director Cynthia Buckingham. "Discussions are lively and intelligent."UHC is encouraging topics that address racism, tolerance and cultural diversity; preparing for the 2002 Winter Olympics; looking ahead to the new millennium; growth, development and sustainability issues; and civil society.

Applicants for the Speakers Bureau program should be professionals working in some humanities capacity (teaching, researching, writing, etc.). The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. Selections will be announced Nov. 1. For more information about the Speakers Bureau program, or to request an application form, call UHC at 359-9670.