ANDREA HERRERA, novelist and professor of English, University of Colorado, will speak on the topic "Remembering Cuba: The Cult of Exile" Monday, 3:30 p.m., 115 Carlson Hall, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah campus.
ALEX CALDIERO, ROB CARNEY, BILL COLES, KATHERINE COLES, STAR COULBROOKE, KLANCY DENEVERS, RICH HALLSTROM, ANDRA HANSEN, ANDY HOFFMAN, JOEL LONG, MICHAEL MCLANE, JEFF METCALF, TARA OLSEN and JACQUELINE OSHEROW, poets, will all read from their work at the annual "Meltdown of Favorite Readers" Wednesday, 7 p.m., Main Auditorium, Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South. Sponsored by City Art.
KEN BREWER, Utah Poet Laureate, and LANCE LARSEN, poet and BYU professor, will read from their work Thursday, 7 p.m., Art Barn, 1325 E. 100 South in Reservoir Park. Sponsored by Guest Writers Series.
CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, 19, author of a fantasy, "Eragon," (about a boy and his dragon) will discuss and sign copies of his book Thursday, 7 p.m., The King's English, 1511 S. 1500 East.
CHRISTIAN APPY, author of "Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides," an oral history, will speak about his book Saturday, 12 p.m., New Sundance Tree Room, Sundance Resort, at a cost of $60 for the lecture and brunch. For tickets, call 801-223-4567. This is the second of a new series featuring best-selling authors at a new venue.
BRENDA KINSEL, author of "Brenda's Wardrobe Companion," will sign copies of her book at Nordstrom's "Over 40 and Fabulous" event Saturday, 8:15 a.m., Nordstrom, Crossroads Plaza. She will make brief remarks and entertain questions.
UTAH CENTER FOR THE BOOK announces a call for entries for the 2003 Utah Book Award. The award will honor four books judged to best represent the literary culture of the state in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children/youth literature. The competition is open to Utah authors and authors of books with a Utah theme or setting. Deadline for entries is Dec. 12, 2003. Winners will be announced April 17, 2004 at the City Library. Call 524-8234 for additional information.