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Apr 26 2011 - 3:01am

* Kaysville native Christy Karras, author of "More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women" (Globe Pequot Press, 2010), speaks at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. She plans to share favorite stories about Utah women and answer questions. The event is free.

* Author and playwright Carol Lynn Pearson is in her home state of Utah this week, promoting a new book of poems, "Sweet Still Waters of Home: Inspiration for Mothers From the 23rd Psalm" (Cedar Fort). Her schedule includes an appearance at 10 a.m. Tuesday on "Good Things Utah" on KTVX Channel 4, and a 7 p.m. reading that same day at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main St.

Now living in northern California, Pearson is probably best known for "Goodbye, I Love You," about her life and marriage with a gay man who died of AIDS. For more information and her complete schedule -- she will also be doing a reading and signing at 2 p.m. Saturday at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City -- visit sweetstillwatersofhome.com.

* Emily Wing Smith, of Salt Lake City, reads from her young-adult novel "Back When You Were Easier to Love" (Dutton Juvenile, 2011) at 7 p.m. Thursday at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. The event is free.

* Five authors of books about dogs participate in a panel discussion at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Blind Dog Restaurant, 1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City. Participating are Patti Sherlock ("A Dog for All Seasons," Thomas Dunne Books, 2010), of Idaho Falls; and Park City authors Bobbie Pyron ("A Dog's Way Home," Katherine Tegen Books, 2011), Corinne Humphrey ("Shoot for the Moon," Chronicle Books, 2011), Juli-Anne Warll (who published the photography book "Park City: Dog Town USA"), and Jeanine Heil (who published "Stetson: Street Dog of Park City").

Book signings, a drawing and a silent auction follow the panel. Tickets are $35, available online at www.foautah.org. Proceeds from the event benefit the animals at Friends of Animals Utah.

* Deadline for submissions to the Utah Division of Arts & Museums 53rd annual Utah Original Writing Contest is June 30.

The seven contest categories are novel, biography/autobiography/nonfiction, book-length collection of fictional short stories, young-adult fiction or nonfiction for readers age 13-18 (including compilations of stories); poetry collections for adults, fictional short stories for adults and nonfictional personal essays for adults.

Cash prizes will be awarded. For complete guidelines, visit www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or contact Guy Lebeda at glebeda@utah.gov, 801-236-7553.

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