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  Brigham City Library Book Festival*

Celebrating Books, Ideas, and Imagination

October 2016

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

Utah Humanities Book Festival

Utah Author Panel

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 7 p.m.

Worthen, Baker, Spraycar, Steffensen, Anderson, & Stevenson

Utah Author Panel

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 7:00 p.m.

A Colorful Social:

Celebrating Creativity & Color

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SummerlostTuesday, 11 October 2016, 7 p.m.

Ally Condie

Write for Your Life

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Monday, 24 October 2016, 4 p.m.


Halloween After School Activity

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Fridays with the WizardsMonday, 24 October 2016, 7 p.m.

Jessica Day George

Find Your Cheesecake!

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Johnny Worthen

Eleanor, The Unseen

Judy Baker

Better She Die

Joy Spraycar

Keepers of Hell's Island

Jodee Steffensen

Twelve Acts of Christmas

Doree Anderson


Patricia G. Stevenson

The Dilapidated Man

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 7 p.m. – Johnny Worthen, Judy Baker, Joy Spraycar, Jodee Steffenson, Doree Anderson, Patricia G. Stevenson

Utah Author Panel

Come and meet six Utah authors. Find out about their books and writing life. There'll be time for Q&A and book sales and signing at the end!

More about the authors on the panel:

Johnny Worthen:

Johnny Worthen is an award-winning, best-selling author, voyager, and damn fine human being! He is the tie-dye wearing writer of the nationally acclaimed, #1 Kindle best-selling Eleanor, the Unseen. Among his other excellent and very read-worthy titles are the adult occult thriller Beatrysel, the award-winning mystery The Brand Demand, and the genre bending comedy-noire The Finger Trap. And of course the continuation of The Unseen Trilogy, with Celeste and David.

Trained in stand-up comedy, modern literary criticism and cultural studies, Johnny is a frequent public speaker, teacher and blogger. “I write what I like to read,” he says. “That guarantees me at least one fan.”

Judy Baker:

Even though I was born and raised in the south, I've lived much of my life in the west. When I first met my husband, he was a horse riding cowboy in Nevada. Aaah, life took a turn, and he became a city slicker to raise a family. So, like me, a southern country girl at heart, my husband is a wanna be cowboy at heart.

I'm not just married to this man, he's is my very best friend as well. He has supported me throughout my writing career, especially with all the ups and downs. He's my encourager, continuously. When not writing the stories that fill my head, I love the outdoors.

My favorite thing to do is read while enjoying the surroundings of my wildflower garden. I'm also an avid stargazer with three telescopes.

Joy Spraycar:

Joy Spraycar live in Utah. She loves spending time playing with children. She says they keep her imaginations sharp and no one thinks it’s weird to play if there are children about.
Her stories have won: Utah’s Heart of the West Golden Pen, the Bronze Medal award from the League of Utah Writer’s contest, the Golden Quill from Texas’ Desert Rose contest for Best First Book, and 2nd Place overall best writer for 2010 from Fanstory, plus many more.

Jodee Steffensen:

Jodee Steffensen has been an accountant, a Special Education teacher, and an actor. She is an award winning author who has been telling stories all her life in any form she can. She wrote her first screenplay on a spiral notebook for her favorite TV show. The TV show was immediately cancelled. Undaunted, she continued with essays, stories, poems and more screenplays. Finally, at age 54, she began her first novel, which is now her favorite format. Her favorite subject is Shakespeare, a passion she developed in college when she studied performance theater.

She loves gardening, outdoors, movies and learning. She has two sons. Two years ago she married and gained an adorable and loving husband, ten more children, forty something grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren (at last count). Yes, life is full of miracles!

Doree Anderson:

Doree Anderson believes that every chapter book should involve a mystery and an adventure to keep kids interested in reading. Reading starts when we're young and blossoms into well versed adulthood. It opens our imaginations. Ms. Anderson is a full-time Middle-Grade, Young Adult writer who resides in Utah with her husband and two cockateils, Spike and Gilligan. You can contact her at anytime.

Patricia G. Stevenson:

Patricia G. Stevenson, Author of the Professor Del Channing Murder Mystery series born and reared in the West, has been active in the business community for many years. She has also traveled extensively. Utilizing these experiences, she has been able to capture situations and locales where the adventures of Professor Channing take place.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 7:00 p.m. - Librarian Led

A Colorful Social:

Celebrating Creativity & Color

For ages 12 to adult.

Space is limited. Sign-up starting 14 September.

Come color, relax, snack, and socialize.

Enter to win one of three adult coloring books.

Adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided by the Library. Participants are welcome to bring crayons or markers if they'd like to color with those instead.

We'll bring the supplies, you bring your imagination.

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Ally Condie



Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 7 p.m. - Ally Condie

Write for Your Life

Join Ally Condie as she discusses writing and using what you know and what you love to tell a story. There'll be time for Q&A and book sales and signing at the end!

Ally Condie is the author of the MATCHED Trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten and named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010. The sequels, CROSSED and REACHED, were also critically acclaimed and received starred reviews, and all three books are available in 30+ languages.

Ally lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar. Follow Ally on Twitter and Facebook.

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Monday, 24 October 2016, 4 p.m. – Librarian Led

Halloween After School Activity

Children age 5-10 are invited to attend a fun Halloween activity on Monday, October 24th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Children will enjoy Halloween stories, crafts, games and refreshments. Wear your Halloween costume and receive a special prize. Pre-registration is required for this free event and will be held at

Registration opens Monday October 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. You do not need a library card to attend this special event. For more information and questions about this program contact Michele Schumann at the library. Space is limited so plan to register early!

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Jessica Day George

Fridays with the Wizards

Princess of Glass

Monday, 24 October 2016, 7 p.m. – Jessica Day George

Find Your Cheesecake!

Come meet Jessica Day George as she discusses her books and writing.There'll be time for Q&A and book sales and signing at the end!

Jessica Day George earned a BA in Humanities/Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University, where she enjoyed classes in Pottery and Old Norse, and dutifully forced herself to take Algebra and Biology. Originally from Idaho, she now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and three young children.

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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.

Utah Humanities


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 to view the Festival calendar.

Utah Humanities Book Festival

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