Feb 5 2012 - 8:29am

* Weber Reads the Founders and Their Documents continues at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with "Slavery and the Constitution," a lecture presented by Adrienne Gillespie, coordinator for Center for Diversity & Unity at Weber State University. The event is free in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room of the Stewart Library, WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden.

* "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War" continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Valley Library, 5568 Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. Weber State University history professors Richard Sadler and Branden Little are leading the discussions. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book "March" by Geraldine Brooks will be the focus of this week's discussion. This is a free event.

* Montana author Carl James will read from and sign his Vikings series and Sands Of Time series (both Quillmaat Publishing, $12.95), 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hastings, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.

Author events this week at The King's English Bookshop include:

* New York City author Ellis Avery will read from and sign her second novel, "The Last Nude" (Riverhead Hardcover, $25.95), at 7 p.m. Monday.

* Colorado author Pam Houston will read from and sign her new novel, "Contents May Have Shifted" (W. W. Norton & Company, $25.95), at 7 p.m. Thursday.

* Tom Taylor, contributor to the essay collection One World, Many Stories, will lead a discussion about the importance of people writing their personal histories at 2 p.m. Saturday. Utah residents Vince Barborka, Ruby Klenk and Alex Ngendakuriyo, who are among others who contributed to this anthology, also share their narratives and talk about their personal experiences. This personal essay collection was edited by Paulette Stevens, writer, journalist, teacher and historian. She is a member of the Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians.

These are free events at the bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City.

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