DOUGLAS THAYER, noted LDS novelist and professor of English at Brigham Young University, will deliver the annual Eugene England Memorial Lecture, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Room 101, Liberal Arts Building, Utah Valley State College, Orem. Sponsored by the Religious Studies and the English departments, Utah Valley State College.
AMY IRVINE, author of "Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land," will present a lecture and reading, Thursday, 7 p.m., Gore Auditorium, Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, Westminster College. Reception and book signing to follow.
J.P. DANCING BEAR, poet and author of "Billy Last Crow" and "Conflicted Light" and editor of "The American Poetry Journal," and MADELEINE MYSKO, poet, novelist and author of "Bringing Vincent Home," a novel, and "Crucial Blue," a poetry collection, will read from their work Friday, 7 p.m., Dumke Student Theatre, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, Westminster College. Reception and book signing to follow. Part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. The 2008 issue of Ellipsis Magazine will debut.
ANGELA HALLSTROM, author of "Bound on Earth," a multigenerational story of a contemporary Utah family, will read from and sign copies of her novel, Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 10180 S. State, Sandy.ALPHONSE WALTERS, renowned bookbinder, will discuss bookbinding and present a book restoration exhibit, Friday and Saturday, noon, Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East. If you have antique books in need of repair, bring them and ask questions of guest speaker. Walters' craftsmanship represents the European binding tradition of Germany, France and Switzerland.