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Book Festival Saturday and Sunday - Salt Lake City, UT



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BOOKMAKING DEMOS and LECTURES at the
4TH ANNUAL GREAT SALT LAKE BOOK FESTIVAL!

Please plan to attend the Great Salt Lake Book Festival on
September 22nd and 23rd, at Westminster College, 1700 S. 1300
E. This FREE event will run from 11-4 on Saturday and 1-5 on
Sunday.

The Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, as a
major co-sponsor of this event, will offer hands-on opportunities in
PAPERMAKING, PAPER DECORATING, PRINTING on an
ANTIQUE HANDPRESS, BOOKBINDING demonstrations, and
BOOKMAKING WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN. The Book Arts
Program is indebted to volunteer bookmakers throughout the state
of Utah for their generous participation in this event.

On Sunday there will be a lecture on the history of the Book by
Madelyn Garrett, curator of rare books at the Marriott Library. This
is an opportunity to see selection of rare books, including a
Sumerian tablet, a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, first editions of
Bacon, Galileo, Newton, John Locke,  Paine, Stegner, and many
others. The lecture is at 1 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. in Converse
Hall.

The Great Salt Lake Book Festival celebrates the literary arts
through panel discussions, readings, storytellers, demonstrations,
booksellers and workshops for children and adults. Over forty
authors will read and discuss their works at the festival.

Three keynote authors are scheduled to present during the two-day
event. James Welch will speak on Saturday the 22nd at noon.
Terry Tempest Williams will speak on Saturday at 7 p.m. Denise
Chavez will speak on Sunday the 23rd at 4 p.m. All three authors
will speak in the Jewett auditorium.

This event is sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council.
Book Festival information is available at www.utahhumanities.org or
at 801-359-9670 and for bookmaking inquiries: The Book Arts
Program, 585-9191. Madelyn Garrett <mgarrett@library.utah.edu>

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