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The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, will host author JACQUELINE BERGER, who will discuss "Loves, Lies, and Tears: An Intimate Look at America's First Ladies," Aug. 21, 7 p.m. (801-484-9100)

A MICHAEL JACKSON FREE POETRY CONTEST is under way. There are 25 prizes, totaling $5,000, and all 25 winning poems will be published in a souvenir book titled "We Are the World" and sent free to all entrants. The book is dedicated to Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother. The contest is open to everyone and there is no entry fee.

To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 1600 31st St. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Deadline is Aug. 31. Your name and address must appear on the page with your poem. You may also enter online at www.rainbowpoets.com (888-228-3820).