THERESA MARTINEZ, associate professor of sociology, University of Utah, will discuss "Slavery, Indentured Servitude and Corsets: Have We Really Shaken off the Legacy of the Past?" Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m., Utah Historical Society, 300 S. 450 West (Rio Grande Depot). This is in commemoration of Martin Luther King/Human Rights Day.
JANA ERICKSON, an editor at Deseret Book, will speak about "Getting Published" Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m., Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful. Sponsored by Bountiful Chapter of the League of Utah Writers.
RUSSELL BURROWS, assistant professor of English, Weber State University, will give a lecture, "Unrepentant Curmudgeon," about the life and writings of historian/novelist Bernard DeVoto on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., Stewart Library Special Collections, Weber Campus, Ogden. Sponsored by the Friends of Stewart Library and free to public.
DIANE FOUTS and LISA BICKMORE, poets and writers, will read from their work Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 S. 700 East, as part of City Art Reading Series.
WILL BAGLEY, author of "Blood of the Prophets," will speak to the topic "My Heart is Too Full: Southern Utah and the Legacy of Mountain Meadows" Thursday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m., Southern Utah University auditorium, 300 W. Center Street, Cedar City.
GISELLE MASSI, author of "We Are Here for a Purpose: How to Find Yours," will sign copies of her book and make a presentation Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-9:30 p.m., J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive.
JOHN KEAHEY, author of "Venice Against the Sea," will sign copies of his book Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Sugarhouse.
SHAL MARIE BUNKER and KIM OSBORNE, authors of "What Would You Do If . . . " will discuss and sign copies of their book Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Fort Union, Midvale.
MURRAY LITERARY COMPETITION will focus on Murray history and is open to anyone with no entry limit. Original manuscripts are due by Feb. 28 to Murray Parks Office, 5025 S. State, Murray 84107. For more information, call Mary Ann Kirk, 264-2638.
CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM calls for entries with monetary prizes in three divisions, and all winning poems will be published in the Chaparral Poetry Forum Chapbook. For guidelines, e-mail Gary Christian at email@example.com or mail inquiries to Christian at 2110 N. Blake Dr., Santa Clara, UT 84765.
CONduit SCIENCE FICTION WEEKEND in Salt Lake City will occur May 23-25. A short-story competition will be held for unpublished writers in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. For more information, e-mail CONduitShort@aol.com or write to Short Story Competition, attention: RGH, P.O. Box 11745, Salt Lake City, UT 84147-0745.