A WOMAN'S PLACE BOOK STORE in Foothill Village will offer a special performance this afternoon at 2 p.m. of "Hold the Hot Sauce" and "Do Not Go Gentle," pieces written and performed by Dan Vice and Michael Garcia. For additional appearances by the two this week, see Page E8. It is free and open to the public. Call 583-6431 for details.

- THEODORE ZIOLKOWSKI, modern languages professor at Princeton and one of the foremost literary minds today, will speak at 3 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Room 2084, JKHB Building, on the Brigham Young University campus. He will address the general student body in a forum lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Marriott Center. Ziolkowski is the author of 18 books on cultural topics.- LEE NELSON, well-known writer of Western novels, will appear with the West Ridge Children's Choir at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, as part of a Utah centennial celebration at the West Jordan City Hall.

- HECTOR AHUMADA, Chilean poet, will read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church. Jans Ahumada, composer and guitarist, will supply the music. For information call 277-1510.

- THE BARNES & NOBLE at 612 E. 400 South will sponsor a LifeCare Book Fair on Friday, March 22, from 6-10 p.m. The emphasis will be on the independence of older people and those with disabilities. On Saturday, March 23, from 4-6 p.m., CPA Becky Taylor will be in the store to talk about tax returns. For information call 524-0089.

- MAXINE CHERNOFF, a poet and fiction writer with six books of verse and several awards to her credit, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane. Her latest novel, "Plain Grief," is just out from Coffee House Press. For information call 596-5000.

- SHERRY LEWIS, a local mystery writer, will be at Media Play, 7170 S. 1000 East, Midvale, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, to sign copies of her books.

- JOHN MORTIMER, popular writer of the "Rumpole of the Bailey" series, will be at a reception from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Art Barn. Mortimer will later read selections from his work at 7 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College's South City campus, 1575 S. State. Admission to the reading, a benefit for KUED-TV, is $5.

Mortimer's latest book is "Rumpole and the Angel of Death," a collection of short stories. For more information about Mortimer's visit, call Nisha Burke at 538-8664.

- CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOULMATES, an upcoming anthology, will include 101 short stories about couples who believe they were brought together for a purpose. Manuscripts are being accepted for consideration. Submissions should be sent, with a self-addressed and stamped envelope, to Mark and Chrissy Donnelly, M/C International, 625 S.W. 10th Ave., Suite 174B, Portland, OR 97205. Or fax your story to 1-503-241-0623. Deadline for submissions is May 1.

- CAROL PUBLISHING Group has launched Citadel Stars, a paperback imprint for books on the rich and famous. The first two entries, "Audrey Hepburn: An Intimate Portrait" ($5.99) by Diana Maychik and "Queen Elizabeth II: A Woman Who Is Not Amused" ($6.99) by Nicholas Davies, will be published in May. Coming in June is "Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor" ($6.99) by C. David Heymann.

- Cox News Service