CURT BENCH, historian, collector and proprietor of Benchmark Books, will discuss "The Parallel Book of Mormon: The 1830, 1837 and 1840 Editions," by Joseph Smith, with introduction by Curt Bench, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Benchmark Books, 3269 S. Main, Suite 250.

SUSAN RUGH, author of "Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations," will discuss her book, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Williams Fine Art Gallery, 200 E. South Temple.

JENNIFER GRILLONE, author of "101 Things to Do With Gelatin," will discuss her book and sign copies of it, Saturday, 2 p.m., The King's English, 1511 S. 1500 East.

WRITING FOR CHARITY will include SHANNON HALE, BRANDON MULL, METTE IVIE HARRISON, ANN CANNON, KRISTYN CROW, BECKY HICKOX, KIMBERLEY HEUSTON, ANNE BOWEN, APRILYNNE PIKE, ANN DEE ELLIS, MIKE KNUDSON and WENDY TOLIVER will present a panel discussion, Saturday, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Salt Lake Main Library Auditorium, 200 E. 400 South, followed by break-out discussions and small group discussions, 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Space is limited. Cost is $45 per person. Make checks to: "LDS Philanthropies" and write "Wheelchair" in the memo line.

Include name, age, phone number and area of interest in literature: picture books, fantasy novels, realistic fiction novels. Mail to Writing for Charity, 1176 E. 2620 North, Provo, UT 84604-4132. (Bring 15 copies of the first page of your novel or picture book text.)


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