Book Festival


This year's 19th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival and has become Utah’s signature literary event. Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge literary events at locations throughout Utah.

Another terrific festival is right around the corner!

The calendar below is being updated for 2016 as events are confirmed. Check back often and stay tuned for details.


Author City / Region Venue Date / Time Genre  
Lidia Yuknavitch Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The King's English Bookshop Sep 13, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Weller Book Works Event Calendar Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Sep 13–Oct 31, 2016
9:00 am
Various More [+]
Carol Masheter Ogden
North
Weber County Library, Pleasant Valley Branch Sep 15, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Lidia Yuknavitch Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Art Barn / Finch Lane Gallery Sep 15, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Creative Writing/Creative Teaching Conference Featuring Joan Connor and Joel Long Cedar City
Southwest
Southern Utah University Sep 15–16, 2016
11:30 am
Fiction & Poetry More [+]
David Strayer Ogden
North
Ogden Nature Center Sep 16, 2016
6:30 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Alfred Lambourne Prizes Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Sorenson Unity Center Sep 16, 2016
6:00 pm
Literature More [+]
Lidia Yuknavitch Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Art Barn / Finch Lane Gallery Sep 16, 2016
12:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Lisa Bickmore Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Sep 16, 2016
12:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Thomas W. Simpson Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Sep 17, 2016
2:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Ishion Hutchinson Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
15th Street Gallery Sep 19, 2016
7:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Two Rivers High School Students Roy
North
Weber County Library, Southwest Branch Sep 20, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Ishion Hutchinson Ogden
North
Booked on 25th Sep 20, 2016
7:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
The King's English Bookshop Events Calendar Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The King's English Bookshop Sep 20–Oct 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Various More [+]
Adam Tipps Weinstein & Rachel Levy Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Sep 21, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction & Fiction More [+]
Patrick Madden Logan
North
Logan Public Library Sep 22, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Patrick Madden Logan
North
Utah State University Sep 22, 2016
12:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Anne Perry Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Sep 22, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Danez Smith Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake Community College Sep 22, 2016
7:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Steph Davis Moab
Southeast
Grand County Library Sep 22, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
An Evening of Chocolat and Chocolate in Ogden Ogden
Queen Bee Giftery Sep 23, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Anne Perry Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Sep 23, 2016
12:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Jennifer Nielsen & Matthew Kirby Sandy
Wasatch Front
The Printed Garden Sep 23, 2016
7:00 pm
Children's/YA More [+]
Art Access Book Group: Interpreter of Maladies Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Art Access Sep 24, 2016
10:00 am
Fiction More [+]
Melissa Marsted Moab
Southeast
Grand County Library Sep 24, 2016
10:30 am
children's/YA More [+]
Charlie Quimby & Barbara K. Richardson Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The King's English Bookshop Sep 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Alex Caldiero Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Ken Sanders Rare Books Sep 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Sherilyn Olsen Roy
North
Weber County Library, Southwest Branch Sep 28, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Josh Ferrin & Tres Ferrin Ogden
North
Weber County Library, Pleasant Valley Branch Sep 29, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Glenna Lang Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Alta Club Sep 29, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Orem Police Department at Orem Reads Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Sep 29, 2016
7:00 pm
Various More [+]
Dayton Duncan Cedar City
Southwest
Southern Utah University Sep 29, 2016
11:30 am
History & Biography More [+]
Ira Sukrungruang Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Sep 30, 2016
12:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Sarah Gay Sandy
Wasatch Front
The Printed Garden Sep 30, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Recovering the Classics Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 1, 2016
6:00 pm
Various More [+]
Candice Millard Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The King's English Bookshop Oct 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Doug Rice & Marc Anthony Richardson Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Oct 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Orem Reads: Be a Detective Night Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Johnny Worthen, Jodee Steffensen, Joy Spraycar, Judy Baker, Doree Anderson, Patricia Stevenson Brigham City
North
Brigham City Library Oct 4, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Gerald Elias Roy
North
Weber County Library, Southwest Branch Oct 4, 2016
6:30 pm
Fiction More [+]
Literary Death Match Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The State Room Oct 4, 2016
8:00 pm
Various More [+]
Mette Ivie Harrison Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 4, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Katharine Coles & Joel Long Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 5, 2016
7:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Ben Behunin Ogden
North
Weber County Library, Pleasant Valley Branch Oct 6, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Stephen Prothero Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 6, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Rock Canyon Poets Community Poetry Workshop Provo
Wasatch Front
Pioneer Book Oct 6, 2016
6:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
First Folio!: The Book That Gave Us William Shakespeare Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 6–30, 2016
12:00 pm
Drama More [+]
David Pace Provo
Wasatch Front
Pioneer Book Oct 6, 2016
5:30 pm
Fiction More [+]
Poetry, Ecology, and Place in a Technological World Cedar City
Southwest
Southern Utah University Oct 6–8, 2016
11:30 am
Poetry More [+]
The Cliff Notes Writers Conference Presents: David Lee, Eleanor Wilner, Dianne Oberhansly Boulder
Southeast
Boulder Community Center Oct 6–9, 2016
6:00 pm
Poetry, Fiction & Nonfiction More [+]
David Lee Escalante
Southeast
Kiva Koffeehouse Oct 6, 2016
6:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Carolyn Finney Moab
Southeast
Grand County Library Oct 6, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Dianne Nelson Oberhansly Boulder
Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch Oct 7, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Craig Santos Perez Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Oct 7, 2016
12:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Carolyn Finney Orem
Southeast
Utah Valley University Oct 7, 2016
3:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
The Way of Writers: Building Worlds with Brandon Sanderson Ogden
North
Ogden High School Oct 8, 2016
12:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Brandon Sanderson Ogden
North
Ogden High School Oct 8, 2016
4:00 pm
YA More [+]
Utah State Poetry Society Poet of the Year Dee Rygh Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 8, 2016
2:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Eleanor Wilner Boulder
Southeast
Boulder Mountain Lodge Oct 8, 2016
7:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Lynn Kenneth Packer Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Oct 10, 2016
6:30 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Orem Reads: Library Escape Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 10, 2016
7:00 pm
Various More [+]
Ally Condie Brigham City
North
Brigham City Library Oct 11, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction (YA) More [+]
Scott Renshaw Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Oct 11, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Cherie Davis Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 11, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction & Nonfiction More [+]
Rick Riordan Draper
Wasatch Front
Juan Diego Catholic High School Oct 12, 2016
7:00 pm
YA More [+]
Nancy Takacs, Wade Bentley, and Rob Carney Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
David Gessner Cedar City
Southwest
Southern Utah University Oct 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Liz Kay and Lisa Bickmore Logan
North
Logan Public Library Oct 13, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction & Poetry More [+]
Brandon Sanderson American Fork
Wasatch Front
American Fork Library Oct 13, 2016
6:00 pm
Fiction (YA) More [+]
David Gessner Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Oct 13, 2016
11:00 am
Nonfiction More [+]
The Bee: True Stories from the Hive Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Church & State Oct 14, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Martine Leavitt Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Oct 14, 2016
12:00 pm
Children's/YA More [+]
Liz Kay Cedar City
Southwest
Artisans Art Gallery Oct 14, 2016
6:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Daniel Miyares Ogden
North
The Treehouse Museum Oct 15, 2016
10:30 am
Children's More [+]
Daniel Miyares Ogden
North
The Treehouse Museum Oct 15, 2016
2:00 pm
Children's More [+]
Scott Abbott Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Ken Sanders Rare Books Oct 15, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Katie Mullaly, Emily Sorensen, Laurie C. Tye Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Oct 15, 2016
2:00 pm
Children's More [+]
Christian Heidecker Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 15, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
James Dashner Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The King's English Bookshop Oct 17, 2016
7:00 pm
YA More [+]
Sarah Singh & Melissa Francis Roy
North
Weber County Library, Southwest Branch Oct 18, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Stuart Gibbs Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The King's English Bookshop Oct 18, 2016
7:00 pm
Children's More [+]
Kevin Wolf Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Oct 18, 2016
6:30 pm
Fiction More [+]
Orem Reads: Forensics Night Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 18, 2016
7:00 pm
Various More [+]
Kevin Holdsworth & Scott Abbott Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 19, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Dallas Graham and Nathan Glad Ogden
North
The Treehouse Museum Oct 20, 2016
6:30 pm
Children's/YA More [+]
Utah Book Awards & the Sor Juana Awards Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 20, 2016
7:00 pm
Various More [+]
Christopher Buehlman Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 20, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Michael Mejia Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Oct 21, 2016
12:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Megan McCall Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Weller Book Works Oct 21, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Tyler Whitesides & the Jammin' Janitors Vernal
Northeast
Uintah County Library Oct 21, 2016
6:30 pm
Children's/YA More [+]
Lindy West Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 22, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonficiton More [+]
Jack Dykinga Rockville
Southwest
Rockville Community Center Oct 22, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction & Art More [+]
Jessica Day George Brigham City
North
Brigham City Library Oct 24, 2016
7:00 pm
Children's/YA More [+]
Shobha Gurung Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Glendale Branch - Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 24, 2016
6:30 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Scott Abbott, Julie Nichols, Alex Caldiero Orem
Wasatch Front
Utah Valley University Oct 24, 2016
1:00 pm
Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry More [+]
Karen Brennan Orem
Wasatch Front
Utah Valley University Oct 25, 2016
3:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Poemball Provo
Wasatch Front
Pioneer Book Oct 25, 2016
6:30 pm
Poetry More [+]
Dennis Perry & Carl H. Sederholm Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 25, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Ira Sukrungruang Cedar City
Southwest
Southern Utah University Oct 25, 2016
11:30 am
Fiction More [+]
Art Access Book Group: Americanah Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Art Access Oct 26, 2016
6:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Mary Ellen Hannibal Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Marmalade Branch - Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 26, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Lex Williford, Nate Liederbach, & Melanie Rae Thon Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 26, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Jean Cheney, L. Jackson Newell, Hikmet Loe, Jeff Metcalf, and Bridget M. Newell Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Westminster College Oct 26, 2016
7:30 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Nate Liederbach Orem
Wasatch Front
Utah Valley University Oct 26, 2016
11:00 am
Fiction More [+]
Karen Brennan & Lex Williford Logan
North
Logan Public Library Oct 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Jonathan Lethem Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake Masonic Temple Oct 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Trevor Paglen Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Utah Museum of Fine Arts Oct 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Nonfiction & Photography More [+]
Library Clue! Orem
Wasatch Front
Orem Public Library Oct 27, 2016
7:00 pm
Various More [+]
Chris Crowe Logan
North
Utah State University Oct 28, 2016
12:30 pm
Nonfiction More [+]
Chris Crowe Logan
North
Utah State University Oct 28, 2016
1:30 pm
Children's/YA More [+]
Karen Brennan Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
The King's English Bookshop Oct 28, 2016
7:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
Michael Lavers Provo
Wasatch Front
Brigham Young University Oct 28, 2016
12:00 pm
Poetry More [+]
Ian Doescher Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front
Salt Lake City Public Library Oct 29, 2016
4:00 pm
Fiction More [+]
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