Literary notes: Join Sharon Rogers for an evening storytelling concert

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Poems and essays

Creative Communication will hold its annual Spring 2013 Essay, Poetry and Art Contests for students K-12. Essay deadline is Feb. 19; poetry is due April 11. Prizes and money awarded to the winners.

When • Monday through Friday, Jan. 14-18, 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.

Where • Creative Communication , 159 N. Main, Smithfield

Tickets • Free; visit

Appalachian tales

Join Sharon Rogers for a storytelling concert: "Jack Still Lives in Them-Thar Hills: An Evening of Appalachian Tales."

When • Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem

Tickets • Free

Two poets

Two of Utah's finest poets, Guggenheim Fellow Kimberly Johnson and Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen, discuss the craft and art of poetry. Part of the Orem Writes series.

When • Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem

Tickets • Free

Author lecture

Ioan Grillo will discuss El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency as part of the John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture. El Narco is a movement and an industry drawing in hundreds of thousands from bullet-ridden barrios to marijuana-growing mountains.

When • Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Where • Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Writing panel

Join writer and outdoorsman Michael Rutter, travel writer and contributor Grant Olsen and members of the independent student newspaper The Student Review for a discussion on the varied forms of nonfiction writing including personal essays, journalism and ethics in writing.

When • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem

Tickets • Free

Guest writer series

Media artist, filmmaker and writer David Clark will speak as part of a monthly Guest Writers Series. Sponsored by the University of Utah English Department Creative Writing Program and the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

When • Thursday, Jan. 17, 7-9 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 18, noon-1 p.m.

Where • Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free;