THE KING'S ENGLISH, 1511 S. 1500 East, turns 15 this year. To celebrate, the bookstore will throw a party on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4-7 p.m. There will be live music, activities for children, refreshments and special sales.
The store will also have a "Books and Bagels" session on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. Patricia Aikins and Robert Coleman will lead the discussion on David Duncan's novel "The Brothers K." For information call 484-9100.- THE LEAGUE OF UTAH WRITERS will hold its annual Round-up
and Writers Conference Sept. 11-13 at the Clarion Hotel in Salt Lake City. Barbara Lalicki, a vice president at Macmillan, will keynote the conference and offer a workshop. Other guests inclue Candidai Seschachari (biography), Elaine Christensen (poetry) and Beppie Harrison (nonfiction). The conference begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. For more information call 969-3337.
- DEBRA MONROE, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for fiction, will read from her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Waking Owl book store, 208 S. 1300 East. Phone 272-8502.
- THE MAUD MAY BABCOCK READING ARTS SOCIETY will offer an evening of Mark Twain at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane. Beverly and Oscar Rowland will read from "Adam's Diary" and "Eve's Diary." For information call 328-1724.
- THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF POETRY will award $12,000 in prizes in its North American Poetry Contest. Deadline for the contest is Wednesday, Sept. 30. Some 250 poets are expected to win awards.
Send one original poem to the National Library of Poetry, 11419 Cronridge Drive, P.O. Box 704-ZK, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be fewer than 20 lines and the poet's name and address should appear on the top. No fee to enter, though beware of being "hooked" into buying anthologies and paying for publication of your work if you don't win a cash award.
- LEWIS CARROLL'S "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is being published in a new edition by William Morrow & Co. with illustrations from the original wood blocks by John Tenniel. The wood blocks were discovered in a bank vault in London in 1985, according to the publisher. They were never directly used in any edition of "Alice" because Carroll had metal electroplates made from the blocks for the printing of the book.