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Apr 1 2012 - 8:14am

* Brigham City Library continues its "Rule of Law" reading series at 7 p.m. Thursday with a discussion of "America's First Woman Lawyer: The Biography of Myra Bradwell" by Jane M. Friedman. Bradwell applied to practice law in 1869 in her home state of Illinois and was denied. Instead she became a legal journalist, publishing and editing the influential Chicago Legal News. Friedman writes that Bradwell's achievements have been overlooked because her disagreements with feminist Susan B. Anthony led Anthony to exclude Bradwell from her definitive "History of Woman Suffrage." Using her journal as a forum, Bradwell successfully agitated for judicial reform and women's rights, particularly the right of married women to enter the professions.

Weber State University history professor Kathryn MacKay leads the free discussion at the library, 26 E. Forest St., Brigham City.

Weber Reads the Founders and Their Documents continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with a discussion of the wording of the Declaration of Independence. Interested adults are invited to take part in this discussion and learn what compelled the founding fathers to draft this revolutionary document. Copies of the text will be available at the program. The free discussion is at the Weber County Library main library, 2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden.

* Chicago author Carol Anshaw reads from and signs her latest novel "Carry the One" (Simon & Schuster, $25) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City. Utah's poet laureate Katherine Coles will also read and sign at the free event.

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

* Utah blogger and author Heather Armstrong signs her book "Dear Daughter: The Best of the Dear Leta Letters" (Gallery Books, $13.99) at 7 p.m. Monday. The book is a collection of the best of the monthly missives Armstrong wrote to her oldest daughter.

* Famed New York musician Alix Dobkin reads from and signs "My Red Blood" (Alyson Books, 2009) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The book chronicles Dobkin's musical fame as the first artist to record an openly lesbian album in 1973 and shares stories about fellow musicians Bob Dylan, Flip Wilson and Buffy Sainte-Marie in the New York music scene at the height of the feminist movement.

* In an evening of poetry and prose, Utah poets Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Rebecca Lindenburg and Utah fiction writer Matthew Kirkpatrick will read from and sign their works at 7 p.m. Thursday.

* In celebration of National Poetry Month, Utah poet Jesse Parent will host an evening of slam poetry at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

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