Literary: Utah poet laureate reading, plus 'Panther Baby' and Terry Tempest Williams

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Lance Larsen at WSU

Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen will read and sign his book at the Elizabeth Hall Eccles Lecture Hall. Larsen's fourth collection of poems, Genius Loci, was published in 2012 by University of Tampa Press.

When • Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.

Where • Elizabeth Hall Eccles Lecture Hall, 1905 University Circle, Weber State University campus, Ogden

Tickets • Free

Food blogger Deb Perelman

Cooks & Books continues with Deb Perelman, cook, photographer and writer behind the blog,

When • Tuesday, Feb. 26; lunch at 12:30 p.m., with book signing at 7 p.m.

Where • Harmons City Creek, 135 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $55; visit

Brian C. Hales on 'Joseph Smith's Polygamy'

Brian C. Hales, author of the newly published trilogy, Joseph Smith's Polygamy: History and Theology, will speak about the book and sign copies. Don Bradley, who assisted with volumes 1 and 2, will also be present.

When • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where • Benchmark Books, 3269 S. Main, Ste. 250, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

'Panther Baby': Jamal Joseph

Jamal Joseph will speak about his book, Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention.

When • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

The poetry of Rumi at the U

The poetry of 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi will be performed by Coleman Barks and Grammy award-winning cellist David Darling.

When • Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $23-$103; visit

Info • or 801-581-7100.

Amy Allen Clark on 'The Good Life'

Amy Allen Clark will discuss her book, The Good Life for Less: Giving Your Family Great Meals, Good Times, and a Happy Home on a Budget.

When • Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Ilya Kaminsky at the Guest Writers Series

Poet Ilya Kaminsky will read on Thursday, and offer a lunchtime conversation the next day.

When • Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., and Friday, March 1, noon

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

Tickets • Free

Terry Tempest Williams reading

Terry Tempest Williams will read from her books at an event to HawkWatch International and the group's work to conserve raptors.

When • Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Where • Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free