Author events this week at The King's English Bookshop include:
* Utah authors Melissa Menatti, Dorothy J. Varney, Michelle Davidson Argyle and Jessica McQuinn will share their books during the quarterly Local Author Showcase at 7 p.m. Monday.
* Utah author James Dashner launches the release of "The Death Cure," (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $17.99), at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The book is the conclusion to Dashner's best-selling Maze Runner trilogy.
* Reverend Scott Dalgarno of Wasatch Presbyterian and BYU poet Lance Larsen present an evening of poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Audience members will be issued paper and pencils and two ideas for a prompt. Three people will be invited to read their poems in between readings by Dalgrano and Larsen.
* Utah author Kristen Chandler launches her novel "Girls Don't Fly" (Viking Juvenile, $16.99) with a reading and signing at 7 p.m. Thursday.
These events are free at the bookshop, 1511 E. 1500 South, Salt Lake City.
* Hastings hosts four book signings from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday. The event includes Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the Hush, Hush series and her new book "Silence" (Simon and Schuster, $18.99); Elana Johnson, author of "Possession" (Simon Pulse, $17.99); Moira Young, author of "Blood Red Road" (Margaret K. Mcelderry Books, $17.99); and "Michelle Hodkin," author of "The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer" (Simon and Schuster, $16.99). This is a free event at the bookstore, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville.
* Utah musician and author Gerald Elias reads from "Death and the Maiden" (Minotaur Books, $25.99) at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Visit www.geraldelias.com for more information. This is a free event.
* B.K. Bostick, Utah author of "Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure" (Bonneville, $14.99), hosts a book signing and fundraising event 2-4 p.m. Saturday for a young Farmington girl who is suffering with a brain tumor. The event is at Farmington Junior High School, 150 S. 200 West, and includes a fun run in Halloween costumes, a treasure hunt, inflatables, food, games and prizes from Boondocks, Lagoon, Cherry Hill, Harmon's, Smith's, Salon Morpheus, and more. Visit www.treasureforalyssa.com for more information.
* Utah author Mark Pittman and illustrator Jamie Reeve will be signing their book "The Hungry Monster" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday at Rainbow Gardens, 1833 Valley Drive, Ogden. Visit thehungrymonster.com for more information and upcoming appearances. This is a free event.
* The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge invites the public to an author event as RenA(c)e Thompson reads from "The Plume Hunter," 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the refuge, 2155 W. Forest St., Brigham City (one block west of I-15 at Exit 363). This event is part of Utah Humanities Council Book Festival. The book tells the story of Fin McFaddin, a 19th-century outdoorsman who takes to plume hunting -- killing birds to collect feathers for women's hats -- to support his widowed mother. Call 435-734-6425 or visit www.fws.gov/bearriver for more information. This is a free event.
* Draper author Bethlene Williams discusses and signs copies of her book "The Togi Tree" (Sourced Media Books, $13.99), 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 1780 N. Woodland Park Drive, Layton. This is a free event.
* As Sam Weller's Bookstore prepares to move into its new location at Trolley Square after more than 50 years on Main Street in Salt Lake City, the store says farewell to its historic location with "Passage: A Tribute to Place." The display was created by local artists including Jared Clark, Cara Despain, Tessa Lindsay, Brian Patterson, Claire Taylor and Patrick Weeks. The opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Saturday and the display is open through Nov. 5 at the bookstore, 254 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. This is a free event.