MARY CLEARMAN BLEW, author of "When Montana and I Were Young," and RONALD O. BARNEY, author of "One Side by Himself: The Life and Times of Lewis Barney, 1808-1894," will read and sign copies of their books Wednesday, noon-2 p.m., Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore, 254 S. Main. Blew is the recently announced recipient of the $1,000 Handcart Prize, and Barney is the winner of the $10,000 Evans Biography Award, both coordinated by the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University. The awards will be formally presented Thursday at 3 p.m., Merrill Library, USU campus, Logan. Public is welcome. Blew is a professor of creative writing, University of Idaho, and Barney is senior archivist for the LDS Church.
JACQUELINE OSHEROW, professor of English, University of Utah, will moderate a book-club discussion of George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda," and the PBS-TV production of Masterpiece Theater's "Daniel Deronda" will be previewed on Wednesday, 7 p.m., Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore, 254 S. Main. The book club is co-sponsored by KUED and Weller's Bookstore.
TERESA JORDAN, newly named Mesa artist in residence at Springdale through April 15, and author of four books on the American West, including the memoir "Riding the White Horse Home" and "Field Notes from Yosemite: Apprentice to Place," will read from her work Thursday, 7 p.m., Driftwood Lodge, Springdale. The Mesa is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1995 to allow gifted artists, scholars, writers and composers the space and time to create individual or collaborative projects.
MICHELE ASHMAN BELL, author of "Pathway Home," will sign copies of her book Saturday, noon-2 p.m., Seagull Book, 40 W. 500 South, Bountiful; CANDIE CHECKETTS, author of "Another Chance," will do a signing Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Seagull Book, 1720 S. Redwood Road; BEVERLY KING, author of "Unlikely Match," will do a signing Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Seagull Book, 111 S. State, Orem.
ROSEANNE BUHLER ORGILL, author of "Mom! I'm Home! A Handbook for Stay-at-Home Moms," will sign copies of her book Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Fort Union, Midvale.
KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, professor of psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and author of "An Unquiet Mind," a memoir of her own experiences with manic-depressive illness, and "Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide," will be the second speaker in the new Dewey Lecture Series on Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South. Tickets for priority lecture seating and reception are available now for $75 per person ($60 if more or more tickets are purchased at one time). Call 524-8200.