Literary notes: Young readers to discuss 'Liar & Spy'
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'Liar & Spy' by Rebecca Stead

The young readers book club at the Barnes and Noble in Layton will discuss Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. This club is recommended for children ages 8-13, but is open to kids of all ages. Call 801-773-9973 for information.

When • Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m.

Where • Barnes and Noble, 1780 Woodland Park Drive, Layton

Tickets • Free

Discussion panel at King's English

Catherine Wolff and Tobias Wolff will lead a panel discussion concerning the theme of their book: holding fast to faith/principles while at odds with the authority of the institution in which one is embedded. Visit kingsenglish.indiebound.com for information.

When • Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Kent Haruf

The King's English Bookshop and the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah will host an evening with novelist Kent Haruf. Proceeds benefit the graduate program.

When • Wednesday, March 20, 5 p.m.

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

Poetry in the Park

The Zion Natural History Association and Zion Canyon Field Institute will present Poetry in the Park, a day of exploring and developing the poet within. Visit bit.ly/WnVk60 for information or call Michael Plyler at 435-772-3264.

When • Friday, March 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where • Zion National Park, 281 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale

Tickets • $60; visit bit.ly/Uie99N

Guest Writers Series at the Art Barn

The Guest Writers Series will present poet Brigit Pegeen Kelly and prose writer Susan Steinberg.

When • Thursday, March 21, 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 22, noon-1 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Russell Stevenson

Weller Book Works will host a multimedia presentation by Russell Stevenson on the life of Elijah Ables. The presentation is based on Stevenson's article "A Negro Preacher: The Worlds of Elijah Ables."

When • Friday, March 22, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free