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  Brigham City Library Book Festival*

Celebrating Books, Ideas, and Imagination

October 2013

In Partnership with the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Humanities Book Festival, a program of the Utah Center for the Book, a Library of Congress affiliate.

Utah Humanities Book Festival

Josh Hanagarne1 October 2013, 7 p.m.

Josh Hanagarne

The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, & the Power of Family

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Karl Beckstrand8 October 2013, 7 p.m.

Karl Beckstrand

Creating, Publishing & Marketing Your Book/E-book for Broadest Impact

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Book Pumpkin9 October 2013, 7 p.m.

Heather Robison

Book Art: Book Pumpkins

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Robison Wells15 October 2013, 7 p.m.

Robison Wells

How To Do Everything

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Ann Torrence23 October 2013, 7 p.m.

Ann Torrence

U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks

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Josh Hanagarne

The Worlds Strongest Librarian

1 October 2013, 7 p.m. – Josh Hanagarne


The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, & the Power of Family

Josh Hanagarne couldn't be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn t officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old and onstage in a school Thanksgiving play when he first began exhibiting symptoms. By the time he was twenty, the young Mormon had reached his towering adult height of 6'7"  when, while serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, his Tourette s tics escalated to nightmarish levels.  Determined to conquer his affliction, Josh underwent everything from quack remedies to lethargy-inducing drug regimes to Botox injections that paralyzed his vocal cords and left him voiceless for three years. Undeterred, Josh persevered to marry and earn a degree in Library Science. At last, an eccentric, autistic strongman and former Air Force Tech Sergeant and guard at an Iraqi prison taught Josh how to  throttle  his tics into submission through strength-training.

Today, Josh is a librarian in the main branch of Salt Lake City s public library and founder of a popular blog about books and weight lifting and the proud father of four-year-old Max, who has already started to show his own symptoms of Tourette's.  The World s Strongest Librarian illuminates the mysteries of this little-understood disorder, as well as the very different worlds of strongman training and modern libraries. With humor and candor, this unlikely hero traces his journey to overcome his disability  and navigate his wavering Mormon faith to find love and create a life worth living.

To see the book trailer for The World's Strongest Librarian, click here.

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Karl Beckstrand

Crumbs on the Stairs

8 October 2013, 7 p.m. - Karl Beckstrand

Creating, Publishing & Marketing Your Book / E-book for Broadest Impact

50 - 110 minutes. How do you research, write and publish a book--and have it read? How do you market a book/e-book? In the digital age, plot, character and setting are still essential; what has changed is delivery. E-books now outsell physical books. Beckstrand presents the pros and cons of traditional, self- and e-publishing (including Print on Demand). He shares how to get stories into readers' hands and how to promote to a global audience using traditional and social media. He can take questions and recommend options based on participant needs. Participants will learn how to organize, write, publish and market a book (including Internet options).

Karl Beckstrand is an eight-time published author with 16 titles online (reviews by Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Midwest Book Review and ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a BA in journalism from Brigham Young University and an MA in international organizations from American Public University. Since 2004 he has run a publishing company, producing captivating stories, ads and scripts. An engaging presenter and consultant, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, radio, TV and film. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand's activity books, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), e-book mysteries and nonfiction stories feature minority characters and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Barnes & Noble, Border's Books, Deseret Book, Costco, Kindle/Nook/Kobo/iBooks, Children's Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival and various broadcasts. Find: "Karl Beckstrand - Author" on FB, Amazon, Twitter. Find his books via:  Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Bn.com, Follett/BWI and Premiobooks.com.

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Book Pumpkin

9 October 2013, 7 p.m. – Heather Robison

Book Art: Book Pumpkins

Join our free paper pumpkin making class! RSVP at the library’s circulation desk and bring a sharp pair of scissors.


We’ll be using paperback books measuring approximately 17 cm. x 3 cm. x 10.5 cm. The library has a limited numbers of books which can be used for the project on a first come first serve basis. Participants are also welcome to bring their own book to use in the craft project.

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Robison Wells

Varient

15 October 2013, 7 p.m. – Robison Wells

On his books: Variant Series

Join Robison Wells as he discusses his life, writing, and young adult series, Variant.

Robison Wells is the author of the YA science-fiction thrillers Variant and Feedback. Variant was a Publishers Weekly Best Book and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Robison lives in the Rocky Mountains in a house not too far from elk pastures. His wife, Erin, is a better person than he will ever be, and their three kids cause mischief and/or joy.

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Ann Torrence

U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks

23 October 2013, 7 p.m. - Ann Torrence

U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks

What is your favorite Highway 89 story? Does it include a pit stop at the “Big Rock Candy Mountain?,” the annual caravan of the faithful to the Manti Pageant? How about the Peach Days Parade and Beauty Pageant in Brigham City? Come share your story with author/photographer Ann Torrence as she talks to your group about her award-winning book U.S. Highway 89: the Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks. Traveling 15,000 miles with a camera and notebook in hand, Torrence met rodeo queens and working cowboys, rangers and ranchers. She also came to appreciate the efforts rural leaders and especially volunteers make to build vibrant communities today and to sustain the enduring spirit of the west. Unlike its more famous sibling, Route 66, Highway 89 still functions as an important corridor through western states, including across Utah from--Garden City to Kanab. Through her penetrating narrative and projected samplings of the book’s 175 photographs, Torrence describes how the 1920s federal highway building brought rural Utah out of the mud, opened up new markets for farming communities, and led its youth away for opportunities in urban centers. Part history lesson and part retrospective down memory lane of cultural artifacts such as neon road signs, Torrence’s presentation will show you why 89 is known as “Everyone’s Hometown Highway.”

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*This program has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council.  The Utah Humanities Council promotes understanding of diverse traditions, values, and ideas through informed public discussion.

 

These programs will be held at the Brigham City Library, 26 E. Forest Street, in meeting rooms 1 & 2.

For more information call, 723-5850.

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

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