Literary notes: Poetic buckaroos gather in Heber Valley; try a six-word bio

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Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Buckaroo Fair

Wasatch Western Heritage Inc. will present the 18th annual Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Buckaroo Fair. Events include the BYU Symphony with Michael Martin Murphey, nine concerts, Cowboy Poetry Express Trains, Timpanogos Valley Theatre production, and a Western Art Rodeo. Visit for a schedule of events and tickets.

When • Today at 3 p.m.

Where • Wasatch High School, 930 S. 500 East, Heber City

Tickets • Cost for events ranges from $10-$59;

Rare Book Collections

The Movable Book Society, the J. Willard Marriott Library Book Arts Program, the Salt Lake Library, and the Utah Humanities Council are bringing pop-ups to Utah. Visit for information.

When • Monday through Friday, Nov. 5-9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jack London at USU

Utah State University's extensive collection of Jack London material will be in the spotlight as part of a new exhibit presented by University Libraries and its Special Collections and Archives Division. When • Monday through Friday, Nov. 5-9, 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Six-word biography contest

Get ready for the movie release of "Breaking Dawn Part 2." Write a six-word biography of your favorite character. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a Megaplex movie gift card. Contest ends Nov. 10.

When • Monday through Friday, Nov. 5-9, 10 a.m.

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

Tickets • Free; for children 12 and older

Author Brandon Sanderson to read, sign

Brandon Sanderson will read and sign his book, The Emperor's Soul, a taut, entertaining adventure from the bestselling author of the Mistborn trilogy and co-author of the final trilogy from Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series.

When • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

Where • Sam Weller's Book Works, 665 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Poet Joel Long will read

Joel Long's new book of poetry, Lessons In Disappearance, will be launched during Seven Poems and Seven Paintings at the 15th Street Gallery. The three-day show, co-sponsored by The King's English Bookshop, will conclude Nov. 10 with a 6 p.m. reception. Long will read from the book of 63 new poems at 7 p.m.

When • Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, 10 a.m.

Where • 15th Street Gallery, 1519 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Rumi Poetry Club

This club espouses spiritual poetry for everyday and as a form of meditation to nourish the soul and mind.

When • Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

Where • Anderson-Foothill Branch Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

A party with author Amber Sawaya

To celebrate the release of Building a Mobile App: A Resource Guide for Clients and Corporations, Red Queen Book Arts will host a party featuring local author Amber Sawaya.

When • Friday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.

Where • Red Queen Book Arts, 171 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Cowboy Poets of Utah

Come to Salt Lake City for a night of cowboy poetry, stories and music.

When • Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10