Upcoming Local Utah Bookish Events – And Save the Date for Book Bloggers Winter Social!

Live in Utah?  I know a lot of my readers are.

There are a lot of great upcoming events in the Utah area and I wanted to spread the word about them (particularly the Utah Book Bloggers upcoming social).

February 6th, 1pm – Authorpalooza at Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace

  • I don’t see an official author list but from what I see on all of the Utah author blogs, anybody who is anybody will be there.
  • 30+ authors! Gotta love that!

February 11th, 12th, and 13th – Life, The Universe and Everything Else (LTUE)

  • A three day symposium with panels, workshops, presentations and papers on writing, art, literature, media, science on aspects of speculative fiction.
  • Brandon Sanderson, James Dashner, Stacy Whitman, Lisa Mangum, Nathan Hale, Brandon Mull,  Jessica Day George and more.
  • My husband LOVES this event!  Best part?  It’s free!  On campus of my alma matter BYU.

February 27th – Book Bloggers Winter Social!!

  • If you are a book blogger who lives in Utah make sure you are registered in the Utah Book Bloggers Ning group from which I send out all announcements.
  • Book bloggers, publishing folk, authors, writers and book enthusiasts – Save the date for the evening of February 27th!  We will be having dinner at a local Salt Lake City restaurant and will send out details once they are solidified (hopefully this week).
  • Our socials our awesome!  And to our awesome authors, please come to support our book bloggers! It’s certainly a highlight. Our last two events: summer social, bloggers bash.

June 14th-18th – 2010 Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Workshop

  • A MUST attend for anybody seriously interested in writing for young kids.  I can’t believe how many of our local writers author contribute their success to this workshop.
  • I wish I could send my husband.  We’ll be saving up for next year.  Registration is open now.
  • Hmmm . . . . I’m not  a writer but as a reader I’m a bit jealous at all of those authors congregated in one spot. Wonder if I can talk anybody into a press pass of some type so I can blog about it? *hint*  Plus Bonny Becker is going to be there. LOVE.

Kings English Upcoming Events

  • I’m personally looking forward to Chris Cleave on February 22nd, author of Little Bee and Gary Paulsen on April 14th.

Am I missing anything coming up in the near future?  Don’t forget to save the date for February 27th!!!  Seriously. Save it.

10 comments


  1. I was wishing I could get in to the Writing and illustrating workshop too. I’m not a writer but like you said, as a reader I’m just dieing to rub shoulders with so many fabulous authors all gathered in the same place! I’ll cross my fingers for you that you can get a press pass!

    on January 31st, 2010 at 10:16 pm
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    on January 31st, 2010 at 10:19 pm
  3. I don’t live near Utah I’m afraid but I’d love to hear Chris Cleave speak or read. Enjoy yourself.

    on February 1st, 2010 at 12:25 am
  4. For me, Feb. 27th is for sure, LTUE is probably, Authorpoolza is I’m hoping, and the Writer Conference is a not this time….

    It’s going to be a great month! :)

    on February 1st, 2010 at 12:26 am
  5. I’d love to make it to the blogger social! It sounds like fun. I wish I could go to the Authorpalooza. There are just way too many things going on that day.

    on February 1st, 2010 at 11:36 am
  6. Wow. I guess I need to pull out a calendar!

    on February 1st, 2010 at 12:23 pm
  7. These events look great! Thanks for keeping us informed, Natasha. GL

    on February 1st, 2010 at 12:46 pm
  8. There’s also CONduit (May 28-30), a general science fiction and fantasy convention held in Salt Lake CIty (http://conduit.sfcon.org/). They tend to be heavy on the writing-related workshops, panels, and presentations. There are quite a few local authors that attend it, too, so it’s a good place to socialize. And the art show is one of the best in the west!

    on February 1st, 2010 at 2:45 pm
  9. I work at the store that’s holding the Authorpalooza, and it should be really great! I’m not actually working tomorrow, but I’m hoping to stop in and check it out.

    The blogger’s social sounds like fun! I wonder if I can even get my hubby to come with me.. can’t wait for the details and hopefully I can make it!

    on February 5th, 2010 at 5:04 pm
  10. I’m planning on going the the LTUE conference, and I’ll have to look into the others. Thanks for the list! :)

    on February 8th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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