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THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MARRIOTT LIBRARY will be the site of two intensive workshops in letterpress printing. The first runs June 17-28, the second July 8-19. Gene Valentine of Arizona State University and proprietor of Almond Tree Press will be the guest instructor. Classes will be held the school's Red Butte Press. Enrollment is limited. Call Sue Yanowsky at 585-3774 to enroll or Madelyn Garrett at 585-6168 with questions.

- A WOMAN'S PLACE BOOKSTORE in Foothill Village will feature Jerry Johnston reading from his book, "Spirits in the Leaves," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Call 583-6431.- BARNES & NOBLE, 612 E. 400 South, will help you tackle your parenting woes with a special appearance and signing by Dr. Bill Duke, author of "Smart Parent-ing," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Phone 524-0089.

- BRYAN DIETRICH and LINDSEY CRITTENDEN are the winners of the 1996 Writers at Work $1,500 first prizes in writing this year. Dietrich, a poet, is from Oklahoma. Crittenden lives in New York City. The awards also include tuition for afternoon sessions at the Park City conference (see today's Arts cover story).

- ORVILLE PRESCOTT, a former book critic for the New York Times, has died at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 89. From 1942 to 1966, Prescott wrote three or four reviews a week. Prescott also wrote several books, including "Princes of the Renaissance" and "Lords of Italy: Portraits from the Middle Ages."

- Associated Press