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NATHANIEL PHILBRICK, noted author of "The Mayflower," will speak, Tuesday, 11:05 a.m., Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, Provo.

HEIDI HART, poet and author of "Grace Notes: The Making of a Woman's Voice," and TIM ERICKSON, Westminster graduate student, will read from their work, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Salt Lake City Main Library.

MARK EIFLER, professor and chair, Dept. of History, University of Portland, will deliver the annual Critchlow Lecture: "The Geopolitics of the Lewis and Clark Expedition," Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Lindquist Alumni Center, Weber State University, Ogden.

VICTOR LaSALLE, fiction writer, and SHIRA DENTZ, poet, will read from their work, Thursday, noon, Art Barn/Finch Lane Gallery.

ROB CARNEY, poet, and LARRY HARPER, fiction writer, will read from their work, Friday, 7 p.m., Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East.

ROBERT KIRBY, DAVE WOLVERTON, TIM SLOVER, MARGARET BLAIR YOUNG, RICK WALTON, JIM BELL, CHRIS BIGELOW, BRUCE JORGENSEN and NEAL KRAMER will be featured speakers at the 2007 Association for Mormon Letters Annual Meeting, Saturday, Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus Student Center. Visit mormonletters.org for parking information and a registration form.

VICTORIA DAHL, author of "To Tempt a Scotsman," will discuss the winning of her childhood dream, to be published, Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Utah RWA (Romance Writers of America) Bountiful Library, 725 S. Main, Bountiful. Non-members are welcome for three meetings before they have to join. (MARY KAY LAZARUS, publicist, will discuss when and how a writer needs a publicist, 10 a.m., same location.)

GARY HART, former U.S. senator, D-Colo., author of "The Courage of Our Convictions," will speak at the Tree Room Series, Saturday, noon, Sundance Resort. Cost is $75 per person, including brunch and a signed copy of Hart's book, alcohol and gratuity not included (801-223-4567 for reservations).

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