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Literary footnotes — Events throughout Utah

The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, hosts author Richard Peck of "A Year Down Yonder" and "A Long Way From Chicago," March 1, 7 p.m.; also author Polly Horvath will sign her latest book, "Northward to the Moon," March 2, 7 p.m.; author Phyllis Barber, will read from and sign "How I Got Cultured: A Nevada Memoir," March 4, 7 p.m. (801-484-9100).

Fourth Street Clinic, 404 S. 400 West, will host author Ethan Watters of "Crazy Like Us," March 1. For more information, call 801-364-0058, ext. 1377.

NPR's Scott Simon will speak at the City Library, a special Dewey Lecture in celebration of the Friends of the City Library 50th Anniversary, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Salt Lake Public Main Library, 210 E. 400 South (801-524-8200).

Author Corrie Lynn Player will address "Turning Life Experiences into Essays, Articles and Books," March 3, 7 p.m., at Holladay Library, 2150 E. 4800 South (801-943-6571).

Ken Sanders Rare Books will host a reading and book signing by historian Will Bagley, "So Rugged and Mountainous," March 3, 7 p.m., at 268 S. 200 East (801-521-3819).

Davis County Library, North Branch, 562 S. 1000 East, Clearfield, will hold a discussion on "The Tenth Circle," by Jodi Picoult, March 4, 7 p.m. (801-825-6662).

A poetry workshop sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society will be held at the Bountiful/Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful, 10 a.m-noon, March 6. Poet Marianne Klekacz will help workshop participants explore ways to create new material and then extract the art from what they've generated. For more information, visit www.utahpoets.com

The Salt Lake County Library is pleased to partner with the Utah Grizzlies for the annual Griz Kids Winter Reading Program. Children ages 5-14 are encouraged to stop into any Salt Lake County Library and pick up a winter reading record to track their progress now through the end of March. Kids who complete the reading record will receive a prize and a voucher good for a free ticket to an upcoming Grizzlies game.

The Salt Lake Community College Writing Center will host a workshop on "Writing for Change: Civic Writing." Learn the techniques of civic writing, such as letters to editors and to public officials. Come with a concern; stay to write a letter with the help of CWC writing coaches. The workshop will be held March 16 at the Sprague Library and April 17 at the Chapman Library. The workshops will take place from 6-9 p.m. both days. There is no cost; however, registration is required online at www.slcc.edu/cwc or by calling 801-957-4992.

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