Events for Book Readings and Signings

Buddy Wakefield at Poetry Slam Finals

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buddy-wakefield-at-salt-city-slam-finals-tickets-31816172027 Salt City Slam, SLC's longest running poetry slam, will be sending a team to represent Salt Lake at the National Poetry Slam! The top 5 competitors will be Salt Lake's official poetry slam team! These poets have been competing all year to earn enough season points to take their place here, at finals stage. These poets are the best of the best spoken word artists in the salt lake valley! Hosted by none other than Jesse Parent!! Salt Lake Competitors: RJ Walker- 55 Shannielle- 31 Debbie- 29 Ashton Bell- 27 Bryce Wilson-27 Jose Soto- 27 Rebeca Mae - 23 Monica- 19 Alex Ostler- 17 Brian Earl- 16 Sacrifices Tayven Godfrey Kari Lindsey Before the slam kicks off, we'll have our featurd poets, Buddy Wakefield and Jamie DeWolf!! BUDDY WAKEFIELD is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then went on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in over 1500 venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe’s Shoko Festival and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia. In the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He has not yet stopped. Having spent most of his career based in Seattle, WA, now claiming Los Angeles, CA as home, Buddy has been a busker in Amsterdam, a lumberjack in Norway, a street vendor in Spain, a team leader in Singapore, a re-delivery boy, a candy maker, a street sweeper, a bartender, a maid, a construction worker, a bull rider, an incredibly slow triathlete and a facilitator at Quantum Learning Network. He loves peanut butter, power napping, chopping wood and Vipassana meditation. Wakefield is a writer, elated son of a guitar repair woman, wingman of Giant Saint Everything and pays attention. An author at Write Bloody Publishing and an original Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, Buddy is published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart. JAMIE DEWOLF is a writer, performer, film director, teaching artist, show producer and circus ringmaster from Oakland, CA. Known for his fast paced mix of stand up, theater and hip hop with a style called “over-the-top, raw and raucous” with “moving, intense verse”, DeWolf “brings that same inimitable, avant-garde style to everything he does.” He first exploded into national prominence in the competitive lyrical battles of poetry slams, winning his first title on the Oakland Slam team in 1999. The team went on to win the Western Regional Championships and made the Finals Stage the same year. DeWolf went on to become the Oakland and Berkeley Grand Slam Champion, and the champion of the Lyrical Death Match, Ill List, Chi-Town Classic, the Battle of the Bay, Indie Slam Showdown, the $1000 Berkeley Grand Slam, and the War of Words Tag Team Bout. He won his way onto Bay Area slam teams every year he competed, and is also an Individual finalist for the International World Championship and the New Word Series.


Buddy Wakefield at Poetry Slam Finals

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buddy-wakefield-at-salt-city-slam-finals-tickets-31816172027 Salt City Slam, SLC's longest running poetry slam, will be sending a team to represent Salt Lake at the National Poetry Slam! The top 5 competitors will be Salt Lake's official poetry slam team! These poets have been competing all year to earn enough season points to take their place here, at finals stage. These poets are the best of the best spoken word artists in the salt lake valley! Hosted by none other than Jesse Parent!! Salt Lake Competitors: RJ Walker- 55 Shannielle- 31 Debbie- 29 Ashton Bell- 27 Bryce Wilson-27 Jose Soto- 27 Rebeca Mae - 23 Monica- 19 Alex Ostler- 17 Brian Earl- 16 Sacrifices Tayven Godfrey Kari Lindsey Before the slam kicks off, we'll have our featurd poets, Buddy Wakefield and Jamie DeWolf!! BUDDY WAKEFIELD is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then went on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in over 1500 venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe’s Shoko Festival and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia. In the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He has not yet stopped. Having spent most of his career based in Seattle, WA, now claiming Los Angeles, CA as home, Buddy has been a busker in Amsterdam, a lumberjack in Norway, a street vendor in Spain, a team leader in Singapore, a re-delivery boy, a candy maker, a street sweeper, a bartender, a maid, a construction worker, a bull rider, an incredibly slow triathlete and a facilitator at Quantum Learning Network. He loves peanut butter, power napping, chopping wood and Vipassana meditation. Wakefield is a writer, elated son of a guitar repair woman, wingman of Giant Saint Everything and pays attention. An author at Write Bloody Publishing and an original Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, Buddy is published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart. JAMIE DEWOLF is a writer, performer, film director, teaching artist, show producer and circus ringmaster from Oakland, CA. Known for his fast paced mix of stand up, theater and hip hop with a style called “over-the-top, raw and raucous” with “moving, intense verse”, DeWolf “brings that same inimitable, avant-garde style to everything he does.” He first exploded into national prominence in the competitive lyrical battles of poetry slams, winning his first title on the Oakland Slam team in 1999. The team went on to win the Western Regional Championships and made the Finals Stage the same year. DeWolf went on to become the Oakland and Berkeley Grand Slam Champion, and the champion of the Lyrical Death Match, Ill List, Chi-Town Classic, the Battle of the Bay, Indie Slam Showdown, the $1000 Berkeley Grand Slam, and the War of Words Tag Team Bout. He won his way onto Bay Area slam teams every year he competed, and is also an Individual finalist for the International World Championship and the New Word Series.


Author Event: Liz Wright - Draper Library

Author Liz Wright shares tips for traveling the world on a tight budget. Wright will offer a presentation and provide a book signing immediately following. Can't attend this event? Wright will be at our Holladay Branch in April. Books will be available for purchase at both events. Free and open to the public - tickets are NOT required. Learn more about Salt Lake County Library author events: slcolibrary.org/authorevents #SLCoAuthors


Author Event: Dr. Karin Baumgartner

Learn about historic fairy tales – how to read them and their impact on modern culture – with Dr. Karin Baumgartner. Dr. Baumgartner is a professor of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah and the author of multiple books and articles on the culture of romantic Germany. She regularly teaches the course, “From Grimm to Disney,” and introduces students to the mystery of the Brothers Grimm. Imagination is the only requirement at this classic author event. Free and open to the public - tickets are NOT required. Learn more about Salt Lake County Library author events: slcolibrary.org/authorevents #SLCoAuthors


Guest Author Dan Wells

Overworld. It’s more than just the world’s most popular e-sport—for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or poverty. If you have a connection to the internet and four friends you trust with your life, anything is possible. Marisa Carneseca is on the hunt for a mysterious hacker named Grendel when she receives word that her amateur Overworld team has been invited to Forward Motion, one of the most exclusive tournaments of the year. For Marisa, this could mean anything—a chance to finally go pro and to help her family, stuck in an LA neighborhood on the wrong side of the growing divide between the rich and the poor. But Forward Motion turns out to be more than it seems—rife with corruption, infighting, and danger—and Marisa runs headlong into Alain Bensoussan, a beautiful, dangerous underground freedom fighter who reveals to her the darker side of the forces behind the tournament. It soon becomes clear that, in this game, winning might be the only way to get out alive. Join us as we welcome Dan Wells and Jessica Day George to The Printed Garden! Mr. Wells will be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of his new book, Ones and Zeroes on Friday night, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m.


Guest Author Jessica Day George

Jessica Day George's magical bestselling series comes to a rousing conclusion as Celie and her family set sea on a grand ship made in the likeness of their beloved Castle! There is never a dull moment for Celie and her family in Castle Glower--even when they're not in the Castle itself! After traveling to the seaside kingdom of Lilah's betrothed prince, Lulath, Celie and her companions are busy training griffins, enjoying wedding festivities, and finishing construction of a grand ship built from parts of the Castle. But on their maiden voyage, the Ship steers them far off course into uncharted waters. Celie and Lilah hope that the Ship is taking them to the ancient island where unicorns once roamed, but as the journey grows longer and supplies run low, they are in trouble. Celie, Lilah, and Rolf know they must trust the Ship as they trust the Castle, but what if they never reach land again? Join us as we welcome Jessica Day George and Dan Wells to The Printed Garden! Jessica Day George will be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of her new book, Saturdays at Sea on Friday night, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m. ‚Äč


GCSC Seminar: Jeffrey McCarthy, University of Utah Director of Environmental Humanities "Brave New World: The Humanities and Climate Change"

GCSC Seminar: Jeffrey McCarthy, University of Utah Director of Environmental Humanities "Brave New World: The Humanities and Climate Change" will talk about the ocean’s centrality to climate change, and about art’s role in communicating climate risk and climate recovery. We will focus on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Joseph Conrad’s Typhoon and Winslow Homer’s paintings The Gulf Stream and Fog Warning. Painting and writing about the human place in a marine environment position us to recognize the ethical stakes in our climate future as well as the potential for an inclusive reinvention of our social contract. The ocean -- the actual physical thing of tides and waves Melville’s Ishmael called “the watery part of the world” -- is the primary space in which climate change manifests. Where that watery world overlaps with human lives we get the fiercest impacts of a hotter planet. Art depicting people disoriented by a fierce ocean offers one story fitted to the climate reality we inhabit now. These are aesthetic invitations to make sense of human futures in an unstable element. They show us we have accommodated and even thrived in such conditions before, and they give shape to the cultural priority of imagining the new climate. Campus Locations: Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB) Room Name/Number: 210 Contact Email: gcsc@utah.edu Campus Wide Event: Yes


Book Signing & Discussion

Join author Mark Danenhauer as he presents and signs his book, Jake's Nature Guide: Rocky Mountains. Parents, children, and nature enthusiasts alike will find Jake’s Nature Guide an easy-to-read, informative, and easily accessible guidebook on their adventures through the Rockies. You will not only learn how to identify plants and animals, but gain fascinating insights along the way.


Guest Author David Owen

The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States. It supplies water to thirty-six million people, eight major cities, and six million acres of farmland. It powers hydroelectric plants, fills the country's two biggest man-made reservoirs, and supports recreational activities worth $26 billion a year. So much water gets diverted from the Colorado as it winds through the southwest that its historical delta, once a verdant wetland, has become a million acre desert. In Where the Water Goes, David Owen takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of man-made waterways, back roads, and RV parks, to the spot near the U. S.-Mexico border where the river runs dry. Owen's story is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert, and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails. This is a Cadillac Desert for the twenty-first century; an engaging and informative account of the American West's water crisis that students, policy makers, and anyone who's curious and concerned about our water will turn to for years to come. Join us in welcoming renowned New Yorker writer David Owen to the Millcreek Community Library (2266 E. Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City) on Friday, April 21st! Owen will be discussing, answering questions about, and signing copies of his new book, Where the Water Goes. Bring your ideas and questions to this engaging and important discussion - this event is free and open to the public. Pre-order your copy of Where the Water Goes now by calling The Printed Garden at 385-695-2042; copies will also be available for sale the evening of the event!


Guest Author David Owen

The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States. It supplies water to thirty-six million people, eight major cities, and six million acres of farmland. It powers hydroelectric plants, fills the country's two biggest man-made reservoirs, and supports recreational activities worth $26 billion a year. So much water gets diverted from the Colorado as it winds through the southwest that its historical delta, once a verdant wetland, has become a million acre desert. In Where the Water Goes, David Owen takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of man-made waterways, back roads, and RV parks, to the spot near the U. S.-Mexico border where the river runs dry. Owen's story is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert, and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails. This is a Cadillac Desert for the twenty-first century; an engaging and informative account of the American West's water crisis that students, policy makers, and anyone who's curious and concerned about our water will turn to for years to come. Join us in welcoming renowned New Yorker writer David Owen to the Millcreek Community Library (2266 E. Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City) on Friday, April 21st! Owen will be discussing, answering questions about, and signing copies of his new book, Where the Water Goes. Bring your ideas and questions to this engaging and important discussion - this event is free and open to the public. Pre-order your copy of Where the Water Goes now by calling The Printed Garden at 385-695-2042; copies will also be available for sale the evening of the event!