Events for Poetry and Spoken Word

Reading & Signing with Horror Writers of America Utah Chapter Members

We're excited to welcome the Utah Chapter of Horror Writers Association back to The Printed Garden to launch their new collection of horror fiction by Utah writers! If you were here for the release of their previous collection, The Peaks of Madness last year, you know that something good (and creepy) is coming! Join us for an evening of chilling fiction as a few of the contributors to the new collection They Walk Among Us, read their terrifying selections, and sign copies of the anthology. Daniel Curaton, the editor of They Walk Among Us, will also be reading from his new book, Monster Brain. Enter a world where anxiety rules and compulsion is the tool. Like fighting a dragon with a tooth pick, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder takes many forms and has many techniques to torture and abuse its victims. It feeds on fear, dread, and suffering. To relieve the pain, sufferers develop habits, called compulsions, deflecting OCD's obsessive gaze for a while, before it breaks through and returns with a vengeance. This book is a work of art, on public exhibition. You will find 50 original poems and writings dealing with OCD, it's affects, and rediscovering that there is life after diagnosis. Travel alongside one man's journey as he falls into the dark recesses of his mind, finds inner strength, and is reborn in this narrative of the inner worlds. Allow yourself to experience the beauty and terror of Monster Brain. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

League of Utah Writers Spring Conference

The annual Spring Conference presented by League of Utah Writers is a full day of workshops and presentations focused on improving your skills as a writer. Planned tracks include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and presenter training. Come join us! $20 for members, $50 for non-members with an optional membership

Discussion & Signing with Author/Historian Tom Clavin

The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly agitated. Rustlers, who became known as the cow-boys, began to kill each other as well as innocent citizens. That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Bestselling author Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That "vendetta ride" would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontier's last boom town. We're proud to partner with Utah Humanities and the Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Library to welcome author/historian Tom Clavin back to Salt Lake City to read from, discuss, and sign copies of his newest book, Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride From Hell. Light refreshments will be served. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Book Signing with Author Sara Fitzgerald

Join us in welcoming author Sara Fitzgerald to The Printed Garden to read from her new collection of two stories: Darkness Within and, for the first time in print, Magic Within! Darkness Within: After Samantha learns her family's vampire secret, she's in danger - and her unlife may just be starting. Will she fight her calling to save herself and those she loves or will she embrace the darkness forever? Magic Within: Nancy, a witch, has never fit in. When her best friend, Josh, is attacked by a werewolf, to save him Nancy needs to search within and find her own magic or be forced to destroy Josh.

Sara will be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of her new book at The Printed Garden on Thursday, April 23rd. Some light refreshments will be served. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.