GARY TOPPING, editor of "If I Get Out Alive: WWII Letters and Diaries of William H. McDougall Jr.," will discuss his book, Sunday, 3 p.m., Sunday Afternoon Books and Authors Series, Little Theater, A. Ray Olpin Union Building, University of Utah.

ELVIA ALVARADO, a peasant leader in Honduras and head of International Relations for the Union of Rural Workers, will speak, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., in the Southern Utah University Auditorium. Alvarado is the author of "Don't Be Afraid, Gringo," and the subject of a PBS documentary, "Elvia and the Fight for Land and Liberty." As a result of her activism she has been harassed, jailed and tortured at the hands of the Honduran military. She is also a powerful spokeswoman for women and children.

F. DANIEL RZICZNEK, professor of English, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and winner of the 2007 May Swenson Poetry Award for "Neck of the World," a collection of poetry, will read from his work, Friday, noon, Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, Brigham Young University, Provo.