St. George Literary Arts Festival kicks off with Terry Tempest Williams book launch – St George News


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ST. GEORGE – The St. George Literary Arts Festival begins this week and continues through Saturday, with an array of world-renowned authors and presenters in a multitude of literary art forms.

The festival begins Tuesday with the launch of his latest book by Terry Tempest Williams, “Erosions: Essays of Undoing,” on the Dixie State University campus at the Jeffery R. Holland Building at 7 p.m. in Zion Room 527. The event is free and open to the public.

According to a press release from the festival, themes for workshops held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings include “Self-publishing tactics: print, eBook, audiobook,” “Make your life read like a novel” and “Write a Proposal for a Non-Fictional Book.” The workshops will be held at the Book Bungalow, 94 West Tabernacle in St. George, starting at 7:00 p.m. each evening. There will also be activities for children throughout. the week.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

On Saturday, a full day of workshops will begin at 10 a.m. with keynote speaker Christopher Phillips, founder of Socrates Caf̩ РDemocracy Caf̩ and author of many critically acclaimed books. Phillips will speak in the Udvar-Hazy building on the DSU campus and address attendees on the use of words to empower communities.

Workshops continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in four categories on Saturday:

  • Documentaries and memoirs.
  • Fiction and script writing.
  • Poetry and poets.
  • Publishing: marketing and branding.

Workshop topics include:

  • “Juanita Brooks / Fawn Brody: who is the real historian? “
  • “Write fiction that sells. “
  • “Getting torture out of the analysis of poetry”.
  • “The importance of writing badly. “

During this year’s festival, the Utah writers will meet children and young adults at Washington County schools and for “Story Time” at various libraries. An author’s presentation titled “Five Secrets to Reading and Writing” will take place Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Washington County Library on 300 E. 200 North, St. George.

In addition, an “Art to Poetry Competition” brings together poetry and artists in 20 talented interpretations. Winners will be announced at Tuesday night’s event.

Registration is available online.

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