Best-selling historic thriller author Steve Berry in Salt Lake City
Visiting author • Book signing and writers’ workshop fill out schedule for author of The Columbus Affair.
Published: May 14, 2012 04:55PM
Updated: May 14, 2012 04:55PM
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International bestselling author and philanthropist Steve Berry host a book signing and talk May 20 at the Jewish Community Center and hold a writer's workshop at Memory Grove Park May 21. Courtesy Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.

Similar to Stephen King, who’s dabbled in politics of late, and similar to Norman Mailer, who dabbled in almost anything you care to name, New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry is the kind of writer who can’t help expand his horizons beyond the word processor.

Except he doesn’t just dabble, he goes all out. The author of a passel of historic thriller novels, such as The Templar Legacy, The Romanov Prophecy and, most recently The Columbus Affair, the 2012 Preservation Week National Spokesman also raises funds for historic preservation causes throughout the nation.

Berry will be in Salt Lake City for two engagements, May 20 and 21. The first is a reading and signing of his most recent book at the Jewish Community Center. The second is a writers’ workshop at Utah Heritage Foundation’s Memorial House in Memory Grove.

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Author and philanthropist Steve Berry

When • Book signing and reading, May 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; writers’ workshop May 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where • May 20 reading and signing at Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive; writers’ workshop May 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p. at Memorial House in Memory Grove Park, 485 No. Canyon Road, Salt Lake City

Info • Call the Jewish Community Center at 801-581-0098 for information about Berry’s reading. Writers’ workshop is $50 early registration or $60 at door. Call 801-533-0858 or visit www.utahheritagefoundation.org for writers’ workshop information.