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PARK CITY, Utah — The Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is not only Utah’s oldest but also its only statewide book festival, making it the premier literary event in the state. Most of the Park City Library’s events are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, but there are a few exciting ones happening earlier.
Youth & Teen Writing Workshop with Heather Mateus Sappenfield
Oct. 17, 5:30pm
Have you ever wondered how your obsessions can shape incredible stories? Join author Heather Mateus Sappenfield in this engaging cross-age workshop designed for youth and teens. She will expertly guide participants in using their passions to create compelling characters and gripping story arcs, culminating in the crafting of an unforgettable opening scene.
Heather Mateus Sappenfield Author Talk
Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Join a discussion with Heather Mateus Sappenfield, an acclaimed author with a high school language arts education background. Through her experiences with her students and their tales of heartbreak and resilience, she found inspiration for her latest novel, The River Between Hearts. Sappenfield artfully weaves together a cross-age exploration of these events, transporting readers to the complex region we call home. Discover why this novel won the prestigious Reading the West Award and get an exclusive insider’s look into the author’s creative process.
Karen Odden Book Discussion & Author Event
Oct. 26, 4 p.m.
Meet and hear from the talented Karen Odden, author of “Under a Veiled Moon” (an Inspector Corravan Mystery).
Writing Workshop with Karen Odden: Crafting Secondary Characters – Beyond Friends, Foils, and Foes
Oct. 28, 10 a.m.
Don’t miss this captivating workshop with Karen Odden. Discover the art of creating well-drawn, diverse, and complex secondary characters that add depth, humor and conflict to your stories. Unveil the secrets to make these characters shine on their own while harmonizing with the main plot line. Register here.
Wasatch Back Local Author Celebration
Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m.
This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate authors who reside in the Wasatch Back or have written captivating content about the area. Get ready for an afternoon filled with engaging author readings, a lively Q&A session, and a reception. This year, the celebrated authors are Colie Belieu, Bonnie Park, Jenya Lee and Daniel Paisner.