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.