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Literary notes: Local authors showcase, 'Men at Work' discussion and 'Watched' signing
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Showcasing local authors

Utah writers with new books will be featured during this local author showcase. Participants include William Jensen, Adder in the Path; Brett McKay, Damage Inc.; Christi Monson, Texting Through Time, A Trek With Brigham Young; Lance Why, For Sweden's Honor.

When • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Where • The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; kingsenglish.com

Men at Work

University of Utah professor Matt Basso will share stories from Men At Work, his book about the Works Progress Administration.

When • Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon

Where • Utah State Archives, 346 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Utah hiking

Author Greg Witt will present the second edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City: Including Ogden, Provo and the Uintas.

When • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Where • The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; kingsenglish.com

'Watched' book signing

Young adult author and Salt Lake City teacher Cindy Hogan will read from Created, the third book in her Watched series.

When • Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

Where • The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; kingsenglish.com

One-Legged champ

Anthony Robles, the 2011 NCAA national wrestling champion — who was also born without his right leg — has become a role model to kids and adults. He will read from his book, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion.

When • Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

Where • Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan

Tickets • Free

Halloween party

Local children's authors Kristyn Crow, Rick Walton and illustrator Nathan Hale will share their new pictures books with children 3-8.

When • Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.

Where • The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; kingsenglish.com

Charlaine Harris reception

A reception and book signing will feature Charlaine Harris, the New York Times bestselling author who created The Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series about a telepathic waitress.

When • Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.

Where • Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan

Tickets • Free

Befriend a library book

Buy books at discounted prices during the Monster Used Book Sale, sponsored by Friends of the City Library.

When • Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 1-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Six Word biography contest

Get ready for the movie release of Breaking Dawn Part 2 by writing a six-word biography of your favorite character.

When • Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.; contest ends Nov. 10

Where • Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free; for children 12 and older

Jack London at USU

Utah State University's extensive collection of Jack London material will be highlighted in this new exhibit.

When • Monday through Friday, Oct. 22-26, and Monday, Oct. 29, all at 9 a.m.

Where • Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, 3000 Old Main Hill, Logan

Tickets • Free

Assistance League's Make a Difference Day

Donate gently used children's books to the Assistance League during its Make a Difference drive.

When • Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23-24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where • Assistance League of Salt Lake City, 2090 E. 3900 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Political cartooning: The easiest job in the world?

"Bagley Cartoons Utah: The Easiest Job in the World," works by the Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist will be on display.

When • Monday-Friday, Oct. 22-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • Pioneer Theatre's Loge Gallery, 300 E. 1400 South, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

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