Events for Book Readings and Signings

Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror - Book Launch

Beat the summer heat with these thirty bone-chilling tales of horror! Join us as we partner with Forty-Two Books and the Utah Chapter of Horror Writers Association to celebrate the release of their fifth anthology of short horror, Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror. The group of Utah writers who brought you It Came From the Great Salt Lake, Apocalypse Utah, and others are back with thirty new tales of terror, and the horror inside may just drive you mad! Some will resist. Others will give in willingly. You may even find that you like the psychosis of original Utah Horror. Thirty lunatics have come together to produce the finest and most original unpublished writings, since losing their minds. Experience the delusion and insanity of this new collection of horror in poetry, flash, and short fiction. Hypnotic flesh eaters, ghosts of the past, ritual killings, time loops in hell, Ted Bundy's murder-sex, sub-dermal insects, homicidal hauntings, and asylum wanderers will thrill and fascinate you on the way out of sanity. Lovecraft's typewriter will type out your last words as you lose your mind, proclaiming the stories within, the best to have ever been penned. Join us at The Printed Garden on Friday night, July 19th, and enjoy an evening of Utah horror stories as some of the contributors to Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror regale us with their tales of terror. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.



Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror - Book Launch

Beat the summer heat with these thirty bone-chilling tales of horror! Join us as we partner with Forty-Two Books and the Utah Chapter of Horror Writers Association to celebrate the release of their fifth anthology of short horror, Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror. The group of Utah writers who brought you It Came From the Great Salt Lake, Apocalypse Utah, and others are back with thirty new tales of terror, and the horror inside may just drive you mad! Some will resist. Others will give in willingly. You may even find that you like the psychosis of original Utah Horror. Thirty lunatics have come together to produce the finest and most original unpublished writings, since losing their minds. Experience the delusion and insanity of this new collection of horror in poetry, flash, and short fiction. Hypnotic flesh eaters, ghosts of the past, ritual killings, time loops in hell, Ted Bundy's murder-sex, sub-dermal insects, homicidal hauntings, and asylum wanderers will thrill and fascinate you on the way out of sanity. Lovecraft's typewriter will type out your last words as you lose your mind, proclaiming the stories within, the best to have ever been penned. Join us at The Printed Garden on Friday night, July 19th, and enjoy an evening of Utah horror stories as some of the contributors to Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror regale us with their tales of terror. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.



My First Book Club #2: Bed-Knob and Broomstick

We're launching our first My First Book Club both to keep our younger guests reading through the summer and to give them their very first book club-style experience. Not necessarily designed as a classroom-style experience, the My First Book Club will be focused simply on creating a positive and fun social experience and getting young readers to talk about what they've read with their peers, focusing on their most and least favorite parts, as well as scratching the surface of their book selections to consider other messages and themes that the author might be conveying. Participants should arrive at the July meeting having finished Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton. Although it's not necessary to have completed the book, guests should try to have read as much of it as possible to avoid the possibility of spoilers from other readers. Join us on Saturday, August 17th for a very special discussion of Freya & Zoose by Emily Butler where our young readers will be able to discuss the book with its author. Each meeting will start at 2:00 p.m. and we'll have cookies or some type of snacks for our readers!



7th Annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month Kick off

Latest article on this years 7th Annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month which is Saturday July 27, 2019 at Sorenson Multicultural 855 California Ave. Starting at 8am-2pm the 1st Volleyball Tournament as part of the Kick Off. Next door at the Sorenson Unity Center from 11a-5pm please browse the Art Exhibit, a tribute to Glendale dance group "Malialole" for their years of community service using music and dance, with a display of their handmade traditional dance costumes or you can watch free Pacific Island film screenings until 5pm. At 5pm grab your Passport outside till 10pm behind Sorenson Multicultural center. Better then an Pacific Island Travel Trade Show with 13 Pacific Island cultural stations that all live here in Utah. Cultural stations new this year are the countries of Palau, Niue and Rotuma, traditional foods new this year are from the countries of Tuvalu and Marshall Islands, new community performances from the RapaNui and Marshallese community intertwined with other local community groups. An add this year is the Talk Story Stage for literary pieces, story telling and demonstrations on a smaller, intimate space. The main stage will have non stop entertainment of all types with Community Leaders doing the hourly passport drawings. Free health screenings onsite provided by the University of Utah's Health Bus and the Heart Association. Information about being a volunteer, being a vendor, performing, literary readings and sponsorship go to www.upihm.com. Please pass it on!



David Marlett: American Red

Join us Tuesday, July 30th, as we welcome David Marlett for a reading and signing of American Red.  Weller Book Works presents award-winning storyteller and bestselling author David Marlett for an enjoyable evening discussing and reading from American Red, his new historical legal thriller based on the extraordinary true story of one of the most deadly terrorists in US history...and the detectives, lawyers, spies, and lovers who brought him down. David Marlett is an award-winning, bestselling author, screenwriter, film/theater director, story and copy editor, and a professor/consultant/coach for storytelling across all mediums through his company, BlueRun Media. He has spoken at over sixty conferences, workshops, and universities in the United States and China during the past seven years, speaking on story, writing, new media, and film finance. In addition, he is a regular participant and winning storyteller at NPR's The Moth - The Art and Craft of Storytelling events in Los Angeles, including Grand Slam events. David Marlett is a storyteller and writer of historical fiction, primarily historical legal thrillers bringing alive the fascinating people and events leading to major historical trials.



David Marlett: American Red

Join us Tuesday, July 30th, as we welcome David Marlett for a reading and signing of American Red.  Weller Book Works presents award-winning storyteller and bestselling author David Marlett for an enjoyable evening discussing and reading from American Red, his new historical legal thriller based on the extraordinary true story of one of the most deadly terrorists in US history...and the detectives, lawyers, spies, and lovers who brought him down. David Marlett is an award-winning, bestselling author, screenwriter, film/theater director, story and copy editor, and a professor/consultant/coach for storytelling across all mediums through his company, BlueRun Media. He has spoken at over sixty conferences, workshops, and universities in the United States and China during the past seven years, speaking on story, writing, new media, and film finance. In addition, he is a regular participant and winning storyteller at NPR's The Moth - The Art and Craft of Storytelling events in Los Angeles, including Grand Slam events. David Marlett is a storyteller and writer of historical fiction, primarily historical legal thrillers bringing alive the fascinating people and events leading to major historical trials.



Special Children's Storytime with Author Karen O'Driscoll

A true story about a chicken who raised ducklings and the surprises it brought to the barnyard. Illustrated in watercolor with pen and ink, it is a heartwarming story about moms, babies and the families we make for ourselves. Join us for a special author-led storytime for children Saturday afternoon, August 3rd. Karen O'Driscoll will read her new picture book, Buc, Buc, Mama Duck!, and two other favorites for the kids. We'll also have special coloring pages and some cookies! The storytime will begin at 2:00 p.m.



Special Children's Storytime with Author Karen O'Driscoll

A true story about a chicken who raised ducklings and the surprises it brought to the barnyard. Illustrated in watercolor with pen and ink, it is a heartwarming story about moms, babies and the families we make for ourselves. Join us for a special author-led storytime for children Saturday afternoon, August 3rd. Karen O'Driscoll will read her new picture book, Buc, Buc, Mama Duck!, and two other favorites for the kids. We'll also have special coloring pages and some cookies! The storytime will begin at 2:00 p.m.



Special Children's Storytime with Author Karen O'Driscoll

A true story about a chicken who raised ducklings and the surprises it brought to the barnyard. Illustrated in watercolor with pen and ink, it is a heartwarming story about moms, babies and the families we make for ourselves. Join us for a special author-led storytime for children Saturday afternoon, August 3rd. Karen O'Driscoll will read her new picture book, Buc, Buc, Mama Duck!, and two other favorites for the kids. We'll also have special coloring pages and some cookies! The storytime will begin at 2:00 p.m.



Special Children's Storytime with Author Karen O'Driscoll

A true story about a chicken who raised ducklings and the surprises it brought to the barnyard. Illustrated in watercolor with pen and ink, it is a heartwarming story about moms, babies and the families we make for ourselves. Join us for a special author-led storytime for children Saturday afternoon, August 3rd. Karen O'Driscoll will read her new picture book, Buc, Buc, Mama Duck!, and two other favorites for the kids. We'll also have special coloring pages and some cookies! The storytime will begin at 2:00 p.m.