Events for Book Readings and Signings

Oracle Bones Release Event

The Book Arts Program is thrilled to release Oracle Bones in February 2024 at the CODEX International Book Fair in Oakland, California. A local release takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, March 3 from 1:00–3:00 pm in the Gould Auditorium at the J. Willard Marriott Library. Join us for a reading by Terry Tempest Williams and a panel discussion with the creative team, including Gaylord Shanilec. Discounted sales of Oracle Bones will be available at the event. Light refreshments will be served. Oracles Bones is a fine press artists’ book published by the University of Utah’s Red Butte Press. The book contains text by Terry Tempest Williams and prints from woodblocks by Gaylord Schanilec, both produced for this edition and not previously published elsewhere.

Terry Tempest Williams is a current writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of numerous books, including the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Her most recent books are Erosion—Essays of Undoing and The Moon Is Behind Us with Fazal Shaikh. 

Book signing with author Steven Capone, Jr.

Max Fredericks can time travel. He doesn’t know exactly how it works—just that it does. When it happens again, Max finds himself on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain in 1965 East Berlin. Still queasy from the shock of travel, he witnesses an abduction. The victim is a girl Max later comes to know only as Elsa, and the perpetrators are the Stasi—”the sword and shield of the state” in communist East Germany. ‚Äč Armed with comprehensive knowledge of the Stasi only someone from the future could possess, and assuming the girl is a damsel in distress, Max decides he’s the hero of this story and sets out to rescue her. But what he doesn’t know can hurt him. The clock is ticking as Max works to outsmart the Stasi, dead-dropping and brush-passing, double-crossing and being double-crossed as he goes. Can Max infiltrate the Stasi HQ without getting himself locked up in a gulag or shot as a spy? Why was Elsa targeted? And how can Max get back across the Berlin Wall and home to the present? Join us in welcoming author Steve Capone, Jr. to The Printed Garden to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of his new middle-grade thriller set in Cold War East Germany, Max in the Capital of Spies. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

15th Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit

The Intermountain Sustainability Summit (ISS) is a dynamic gathering of sustainability thought leaders and emerging professionals, drawing experts and visionaries from business, government, nonprofit, and education sectors. We come together each year to learn, collaborate, and create positive change in our communities, environment, and economy. This year's theme is Sustainable by Design. Join us March 21st for a full day of sustainability focused sessions, plenary session, and our keynote speaker. March 22nd will be a day of sustainability workshops. Please visit for information on sessions, pricing, and location. Contact information can be found through the website.