Events for Book Readings and Signings

Jason Heller in Conversation with Tony Weller: Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

Author Jason Heller will be in conversation with store owner and fellow 70's musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded. As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution. In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery. In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man… If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along. Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. His latest novel is Taft 2012. He lives in Denver. Join us for this flashback conversation, to be followed by a signing! Part of the Utah Humanties Book Festival. This is a Free event



Jason Heller in Conversation with Tony Weller: Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

Author Jason Heller will be in conversation with store owner and fellow 70's musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded. As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution. In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery. In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man… If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along. Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. His latest novel is Taft 2012. He lives in Denver. Join us for this flashback conversation, to be followed by a signing! Part of the Utah Humanties Book Festival. This is a Free event



Jason Heller in Conversation with Tony Weller: Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

Author Jason Heller will be in conversation with store owner and fellow 70's musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded. As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution. In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery. In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man… If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along. Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. His latest novel is Taft 2012. He lives in Denver. Join us for this flashback conversation, to be followed by a signing! Part of the Utah Humanties Book Festival. This is a Free event



Guest Author Cameron Wright

In this meet-cute holiday story, Carter is an uninspired insurance adjuster who likes to add a little zest to his mundane job by creatively embellishing his insurance accident reports. With Christmas around the corner, he finds himself scoffing at the holiday book display that seems to go up earlier and earlier each year at the quaint, New England family bookstore, the ReadMore Café. Abby works for her uncle at the ReadMore Café. She can’t wait until October to build her favorite holiday store display: the annual Christmas book tree stack. After an accident totals her car, Abby and Carter are thrown together when he is the agent assigned to write her accident report. Can romance blossom between two people with very different views of Christmas? Or was their “accidental” meeting just happenstance? At the ReadMore Café, there are no accidents where love—and Christmas—are concerned. We're proud to partner with the Provo City Library to celebrate the release of Cameron Wright's new novel Christmas by Accident. Cameron Wright will read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of the new book. What could make a better Christmas gift for the reader in your life who likes gentle fiction? This event begins at 7:00 p.m.



Guest Author Marianne Monson

Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy, from tending to the wounded on the battlefield to spiriting away slaves through the Underground Railroad, from donning a uniform and fighting unrecognized alongside the men to working as spies for either side. This book brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. Each woman's experience helps us see a truer, fuller, richer version of what really happened in this country during this time period. We're excited to partner with the Provo City Libary to host a reading & signing with Marianne Monson. Marianne will be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of her book Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.



Deeton Charles Reads and Signs Memoirs of a Fallen Angel

On September 27, Weller Book Works hosts a reading and signing with Deeton Charles and Memoirs of a Fallen Angel. Angela is one of 10 daughters of two fallen Angels who came to Earth to keep a war from erupting in Heaven over a forbidden affair. Her tribe comes in contact accidentally with Adam and Eve's tribe of eight sons. Hidden secrets come to light regarding the Angel clan and Angela fights to save her family from an evil that seeks to control Earth and all its inhabitants. Angela is asked by God to complete a mission that is crucial to the salvation of Humanity and bring back the balance that was lost when the Angel war erupted on Earth. She must find Cain, for he alone has the power to restore free will and agency on the suffering planet. But Cain has fallen in with the legion of the damned and is aiding them in their war against the Rainbow tribe of human Angels. Angela must overcome vampires, demons, fallen angels, and evil humans to restore the balance among the seven tribes of humanity, as well as the five original human clans, who now have blended with the Angel tribe and carry unique abilities. This provocative theory crosses Christianity and Paganism exploring a story that throws light upon many legendary myths, folklores, Superstitions and beliefs regarding Angels, Demons, Vampires, Shape-shifters, Werewolves, Witches, Fortune Tellers, Psychics, Mind Readers, Gods, Goddesses, Mother Earth, and the missing link, Heaven and Hell. Memoirs of a Fallen Angel is a thought provoking and engaging theory about the Human Origins on Earth.

Deeton Charles has been creative writing since she was a young child. Participating in her Junior High Newspaper and Journalism staff, as well as writing for talent shows, and literary contests while growing up. Deeton has used her talent for written expression to reach out and bring light upon current events, human issues, and awareness of diversity, mental illness, abuse, addiction, disabilities, and the overall human condition. She has used her abilities to promote unity, solidarity, compassion, and humanity to the masses. Deeton is lover of all Creation she is culturally diverse and has spent many years assisting with the healing of humanity, as well as Earth and its inhabitants. She has spent most of her adult life as a Horticulturist, designing gardens, landscapes, and floral arrangements. She has also been successful as a performing artist, singer, and model. Showing that no matter your age, size, shape, or choice of self expression that you can make your dreams flourish and accomplish your goals. She has a flair for life, and hunger for knowledge, this Novel is her first publication and was inspired by her desire to empower and unite humanity. By finding a way to tell a story that encompasses many cultural myths, religions, and beliefs, she hopes to bring people together from all walks of life for one exciting experience.

This is a free event and is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.



Deeton Charles Reads and Signs Memoirs of a Fallen Angel

On September 27, Weller Book Works hosts a reading and signing with Deeton Charles and Memoirs of a Fallen Angel. Angela is one of 10 daughters of two fallen Angels who came to Earth to keep a war from erupting in Heaven over a forbidden affair. Her tribe comes in contact accidentally with Adam and Eve's tribe of eight sons. Hidden secrets come to light regarding the Angel clan and Angela fights to save her family from an evil that seeks to control Earth and all its inhabitants. Angela is asked by God to complete a mission that is crucial to the salvation of Humanity and bring back the balance that was lost when the Angel war erupted on Earth. She must find Cain, for he alone has the power to restore free will and agency on the suffering planet. But Cain has fallen in with the legion of the damned and is aiding them in their war against the Rainbow tribe of human Angels. Angela must overcome vampires, demons, fallen angels, and evil humans to restore the balance among the seven tribes of humanity, as well as the five original human clans, who now have blended with the Angel tribe and carry unique abilities. This provocative theory crosses Christianity and Paganism exploring a story that throws light upon many legendary myths, folklores, Superstitions and beliefs regarding Angels, Demons, Vampires, Shape-shifters, Werewolves, Witches, Fortune Tellers, Psychics, Mind Readers, Gods, Goddesses, Mother Earth, and the missing link, Heaven and Hell. Memoirs of a Fallen Angel is a thought provoking and engaging theory about the Human Origins on Earth.

Deeton Charles has been creative writing since she was a young child. Participating in her Junior High Newspaper and Journalism staff, as well as writing for talent shows, and literary contests while growing up. Deeton has used her talent for written expression to reach out and bring light upon current events, human issues, and awareness of diversity, mental illness, abuse, addiction, disabilities, and the overall human condition. She has used her abilities to promote unity, solidarity, compassion, and humanity to the masses. Deeton is lover of all Creation she is culturally diverse and has spent many years assisting with the healing of humanity, as well as Earth and its inhabitants. She has spent most of her adult life as a Horticulturist, designing gardens, landscapes, and floral arrangements. She has also been successful as a performing artist, singer, and model. Showing that no matter your age, size, shape, or choice of self expression that you can make your dreams flourish and accomplish your goals. She has a flair for life, and hunger for knowledge, this Novel is her first publication and was inspired by her desire to empower and unite humanity. By finding a way to tell a story that encompasses many cultural myths, religions, and beliefs, she hopes to bring people together from all walks of life for one exciting experience.

This is a free event and is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.



Serial Readers True Crime Book Club with author Scott Fulmer

Discover firsthand what it's like to be a Private Eye from one of the top Private investigators in the country. Confessions of a Private Eye offers an accurate behind-the-scenes look at the real-life cases of celebrated Private Investigator and Super Sleuth, Scott B. Fulmer. In a thrilling career that spans almost three decades, he has seen it all. Join Fulmer as he describes, in breathtaking detail, his investigations and daring challenges involving kidnapped children, missing diamonds and insurance scams. Discover how he busted a fake chiropractic clinic, recovered thousands of dollars of purloined tortillas and proved an injured stripper was not so injured after all. In the private eye world truth really is stranger than fiction. ​ Join the Serial Readers Book Club and author Scott Fulmer Thursday, August 27th for a discussion of his book Confessions of a Private Eye. This group is free and open to the public.



Serial Readers True Crime Book Club with author Scott Fulmer

Discover firsthand what it's like to be a Private Eye from one of the top Private investigators in the country. Confessions of a Private Eye offers an accurate behind-the-scenes look at the real-life cases of celebrated Private Investigator and Super Sleuth, Scott B. Fulmer. In a thrilling career that spans almost three decades, he has seen it all. Join Fulmer as he describes, in breathtaking detail, his investigations and daring challenges involving kidnapped children, missing diamonds and insurance scams. Discover how he busted a fake chiropractic clinic, recovered thousands of dollars of purloined tortillas and proved an injured stripper was not so injured after all. In the private eye world truth really is stranger than fiction. ​ Join the Serial Readers Book Club and author Scott Fulmer Thursday, August 27th for a discussion of his book Confessions of a Private Eye. This group is free and open to the public.



Living a Luminous Life with Author Jacob Liberman, OD, PhD

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