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NATALIE WILLIAMS, Utah Starzz superstar, will read her favorite stories and sign autographs, Monday, March 12, 7 p.m., East Millcreek Library, 2236 Evergreen Ave. (3435 South) in Salt Lake City. The public invited to this evening of stories, crafts and fun.

MIRIAM MURPHY, historian and poet whose new book is "That Green Light That Lingers," and MARGOT SCHILPP, poet, whose new book is "The World's Last Night," will read from their works Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m., Salt Lake City Main Library, as part of City Art Program.

JUDY JORDAN and R.T. SMITH will read from their poetry Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m., Nunemaker Place, Westminster College, as part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series.

NORMA MATHESON, Democratic Party activist and widow of former Gov. Scott Matheson, will speak on "Dramatic Events in the Life of a Governor and His Family" Thursday, March 15, noon, at the Brown Bag Lecture, White Memorial Chapel, 150 E. 300 North. Sponsored by Utah Historical Society and Utah State Archives.

JEAN JENKINS, professor of theater, BYU, will speak about "It's How You Say It: How to Read Your Own Poetry," Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main (500 South exit off I-15).

MICHELE ASHMAN, author of "Love Lights the Way," will read from and sign copies of her book, Saturday, March 17, Seagull Book and Tape, 1720 S. Redwood Road.

KOLETTE MONTAGUE, president of Utah State Poetry Society and author of "Easing Into Light," will speak Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m., Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful.

LYDIA DAVIS, fiction writer, and ELLEN BRYAN VOIGHT, poet, will read from their works Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., Art Barn, 1325 E. 100 South, Reservoir Park.

PAUL DORGAN, a classical music answer man, will discuss classical musical goings-on, Wednesday, March 28, Borders, Crossroads Mall, 7 p.m.

ORSON SCOTT CARD, author of "Sarah: Women of Genesis," will read from his book Friday, March 30, noon, Deseret Book, Cottonwood Mall.

PATRICIA GOEDICKE, poet, will read from her work, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m., at the Main Salt Lake Library, as part of the Copper Canyon Poetry Series. She will also teach a free poetry workshop, Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.— noon. The reading is open to the public; registration is required for the workshop. Call 524-8213 to register.

FORREST CUCH, director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs and author of "A History of Utah's American Indians," will read from and sign copies of his book, Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m., Sam Weller's Books, 254 S. Main, Salt Lake City.

CRAIG CROWTHER, HAROLD CARR and FLAVIA CERVINO-WOOD will present their music and poetry at the City Arts poetry series, Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m., Main Salt Lake City Library (Auditorium).

UTAH STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY calls for papers to be presented at its annual meeting in Salt Lake City Aug. 24. All topics relating to Utah history will be considered. Those interested in presenting a paper should write a one-page proposal, including a brief description of the topic and research base, as well as basic biographical information on the presenter. Send to Stan Layton, USHS, 300 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Deadline is March 15.

WRITING COMPETITION DEADLINE, The annual Writers@Work conference will be held at Westminster College June 24-29, First-place prize of $1,500 is offered in each of three categories: poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Second-place winners receive $500. Submission deadline is March 15. For more information, consult the Web site www.writersatwork.org.


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