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Utah Humanities Book Festival

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Speed Date with a Book: Panel Style

Author Event

2023-10-03 19:00:00 2023-10-03 20:30:00 America/Denver Speed Date with a Book: Panel Style Meet authors at author events on 3 October and 10 October 2023. Both events start at 7 p.m. In Partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined), Room 3

Tuesday, October 03
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-03 19:00:00 2023-10-03 20:30:00 America/Denver Speed Date with a Book: Panel Style Meet authors at author events on 3 October and 10 October 2023. Both events start at 7 p.m. In Partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined), Room 3

Brigham City Library

Rooms 1&2 (Combined), Room 3

Meet authors at author events on 3 October and 10 October 2023. Both events start at 7 p.m. In Partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

3 October 2023, 7 p.m. - List of Authors

Speed Date with a Book Panel for 3 Oct 2023


 
10 Oct 2023, 7 p.m. - List of Authors

Speed Date with a Book Panel for 10 Oct 2023

Additional Event Information

Author book signing and book sales information: A book signing will follow this event. Each author at this event will handle their own book sales.

Registration: Registration for this event is not required, however, if you register you will receive an event reminder via e-mail, and if you opt-in to a text message, also a text reminder.

Access information: Due to the installation of a new elevator, the elevator to our programming rooms on the lower level is not available for the Speed Date with a Book Panel on 10 October event, but the event will also be available via Zoom. Register for the Zoom webinar version of this event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I49kJwWtT5WmUatbKZV2HQ

Credits & Partnerships: Part of the Brigham City Library Book Festival: Celebrating Books, Ideas, and Imagination.

Utah Humanities

This event is made possible in partnership with Utah Humanities as part of the annual Utah Humanities Book Festival.

For other Utah Humanities Book Festival programs and events around the state visit the Utah Humanities website to view the Festival calendar.

Author Bios & Websites

Author: Elizabeth Drysdale 

Panel Event Date: 3 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Elizabeth A. Drysdale won her first writing award at the age of seven and has followed it up with more awards, including the Bronze Quill for her novel, Out of Time, and 1st in the Olive Woolley Burt Awards in the category of YA First Chapters in the Quills League of Utah Writers Competition for The Exile’s Promise. Elizabeth is an active member of the League of Utah Writers and an advocate for NaNoWriMo. She spent much of her childhood roaming through woods and climbing trees creating adventures to be someone else in. These childhood daydreams often find their way into her many novels, although with much more finesse and a lot less hanging upside down. After graduating from Excelsior College, she’s kept her nose in a book, either writing or reading, ever since. Elizabeth has a love of travel which often inspires her heroines to end up in places very different from where they started. Originally from the back woods of Massachusetts, she lives in a small town in Northern Utah with her husband, three sons, one dog, and eight chickens. Each day is filled with noise, more than a little dirt, and enough chaos to fill a hundred pages.

Author Website: elizabethadrysdale.wixsite.com/author (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Rae Lowery

Panel Event Date: 3 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Rae Lowery has written a children’s books series called The Adventures of Charlie that won the “Best Author” award in Washington. She has also written a book for people who are learning to garden. Rae decided to write a novel that is not for children, and it is a rather dark story, but because of the way Rae is, it also has a lot of humor. In addition to her books, Rae writes stories that are used when working with students who are learning to read English. Rae is married and has 11 children.  She lives in Brigham City, Utah and LOVES it here!

Author Website: https://raelowery4.wixsite.com/RaesReadToMe (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Elizabeth Suggs 

Panel Event Date: 3 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Elizabeth Suggs is the founder of the LUW Romance Writers Chapter, co-owner of the indie publisher Collective Tales Publishing, owner of Editing Mee, and is the author of a growing number of published stories, two of which were in a podcast and poetry journal. She is also a book reviewer (EditingMee.com), popular bookstagramer, and cosplayer (@ElizabethSuggsAuthor). When she’s not writing or reading, she’s playing video and board games or making cookies. 

Author Website: ctpfiction.com/ (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Mike Nelson

Panel Event Date: 3 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Mike grew up on a farm where he learned the value of dedication and hard work. He is the proud father of six children, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is an active member of his church. He and his wife, the love of his life, have been married for over fifty years and live in Brigham City, Utah. He served in the United States Air Force in Communications Intelligence and was stationed near Istanbul, Turkey for over three years. After his honorable discharge in 1974, he attended Weber State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He worked for thirty-eight years for an aerospace firm as a cost analyst, retiring in 2014.

Although Mike has been writing for most of his life, he didn’t seek publication until after his retirement. He is an active member of the League of Utah Writers. His third novel, “Clairvoyant”, was awarded The League’s Silver Quill award for adult literature in 2019. In addition he contributed a piece to the Chapter’s anthology, “In Spite of the Dark” that won a Gold Quill award. Just recently his novel “The Stickmaker” was awarded the League’s Gold Quill award for 2023.

Author Website: (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Amanda Norr 

Panel Event Date: 3 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio:

Author Website: (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Mary Martinez

Panel Event Date: 10 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, six wonderful grandsons, and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends! Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery.  During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference. She was awarded the 2021 N. N. Light Book Award winner for best book in two categories: Four Sisters for Women's fiction and Celtic Myst by M. L. Foxx for Fantasy. Mary also writes as ML Foxx. This is her first jaunt into Fantasy and Sci-Fi, she loves it. It gives her freedom of choice.  In her ML persona she also loves to go to the movies, and you got it… Watch the Avengers, Dead Pool, among others. Something her hubby doesn't really enjoy but humors her fantasy side. You’ll see more books soon…

Author Website: www.marymartinez.com/ (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Sara Fitzgerald 

Panel Event Date: 10 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Sara Fitzgerald has her own adorable dog who is always causing trouble and her own Sweetie, her eighty-four-year-old mom, who loves thrift store shopping and giving her opinions.
Sara loves kissing under the mistletoe with her computer geek but oh-so-handsome husband. She enjoys watching Hallmark Christmas movies with her daughter. She agrees whoever said diamonds were a girl’s best friend, never had a dog. In 2006, she earned Writer of the Year for the League of Utah Writers. Sara is a multi-published, award-winning author. She loves her quirky family and of course, her favorite holiday is Christmas. 

Author Website: www.sarafitzgeraldbooks.com/ (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Marie Higgins 

Panel Event Date: 10 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Marie Higgins is an award-winning, best-selling author of clean romance novels that melt your heart and have you falling in love over and over again. Since 2010, she’s published over 100 heartwarming, on-the-edge-of-your-seat romances. She’s broadened her readership by writing mystery/suspense, humor, time-travel, and paranormal, along with her love for historical romances. Her readers have dubbed her “Queen of Tease” because of her twists and unexpected endings.

Author Website: www.authormariehiggins.com/ (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: K.R. Bailey

Panel Event Date: 10 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: K. R. Bailey loves reading, romance and long drives in the mountains. She enjoys traveling and spending time at her family cabin nestled high in the mountains where deer live under the deck and hummingbirds flit around all day. She’s grandma to six beautiful grandchildren and “mom” to a yellow lab named Shilo. Writing has become her passion since retiring from a full-time job of over thirty years. She loves to meet new people and gather background information for her writing. There’s always a new story bouncing around in her head, and most afternoons you’ll find her in her “cave” working on her next book.

Author Website: www.KRBailey.com (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

Author: Stacy Haynes 

Panel Event Date: 10 Oct. 2023 at 7 p.m.

Author Bio: Stacey Haynes is an award-winning, and best-selling author. She has always enjoyed reading and writing romance stories beginning with her first story in 6th grade. Her dream has always been to have one of her books published, and now she has several, including a poem about her most disliked food, Peas! She won her first writing contest when she and her sister, Marie, entered their story The Magic of a Billionaire into an online writing contest on www.ajoara.com – and their story won 1st place! She considers herself a hopeless romantic and tries to find the best in others. She loves to write in her spare time to relax after a hard day at work. Stacey lives in Utah with her wonderful husband and three adorable children. She hopes to have more books published in her lifetime.

Author Website: staceyhaynes.wixsite.com/home (Link takes you away from the Library's site)

AGE GROUP: | General |

EVENT TYPE: | Writing | Special Event | Book Sale | Authors |

TAGS: | Book Festival |

Brigham City Library

Phone: 435-723-5850

Hours
We're closed Wednesday June 19 due to Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
(Juneteenth)
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Fri, Jun 21 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Sat, Jun 22 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed

About the Branch

The Brigham City Public Library is located between Main Street and 100 East, northeast of the old courthouse.

Upcoming Events

Fri, Jun 21, All day
Brigham City Library
Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Sat, Jun 22, All day
Brigham City Library
Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Mon, Jun 24, All day
Brigham City Library
Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Family friendly event with the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Tue, Jun 25, All day
Brigham City Library
Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Junior Summer Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children.
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Tue, Jun 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.

Wed, Jun 26, All day
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Brigham City Library - Room 1
Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Brigham City Library - Room 1
Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

Thu, Jun 27, All day
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Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.

Sat, Jun 29, All day
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Mon, Jul 01, All day
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Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

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Tue, Jul 09, All day
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Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Junior Summer Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children.
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Tue, Jul 09, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
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Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Join a group of other writers in critiquing portions of each other's work.

Wed, Jul 10, All day
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Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Brigham City Library - Room 1
Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.
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Wed, Jul 10, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Brigham City Library - Room 1
Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Free course taught by USU's Kelsey Braithwaite to explore nutrition and foods with kids ages 3-9. An adult should attend with their child/children.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 11, All day
Brigham City Library
Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Fri, Jul 12, All day
Brigham City Library
Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Sat, Jul 13, All day
Brigham City Library
Summer reading challenge for kids AND adults!!

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Junior Summer Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
Brigham City Library - Room 1
Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Brigham City Library - Room 1
Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Free course taught by USU's Kelsey Braithwaite to explore nutrition and foods with kids ages 3-9. An adult should attend with their child/children.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Reading discussion on "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper. Discussion led by: Branden Little, PhD, WSU.