Events for Lectures/Discussions

The Quills Conference

The Quills Conference is a professional writer's weekend set in the beautiful mountains of Utah. Come learn from industry professionals what you need to be successful in writing and publishing. Whether you're looking for traditional publishing or exploring indie publishing, find insider tips from top professionals. This three-day event is packed with presentations and panels on poetry, prose and screenwriting at the beautiful University Marriott adjacent to the University of Utah campus. The League of Utah Writers is a non-profit writing organization that offers community partnerships, camaraderie, and competitive writing contests. With more than two dozen chapters throughout Utah, from Logan to Saint George, there is a writing group for every age, ability, and genre.

https://www.leagueofutahwriters.com/quills-conference-2019



The Quills Conference

The Quills Conference is a professional writer's weekend set in the beautiful mountains of Utah. Come learn from industry professionals what you need to be successful in writing and publishing. Whether you're looking for traditional publishing or exploring indie publishing, find insider tips from top professionals. This three-day event is packed with presentations and panels on poetry, prose and screenwriting at the beautiful University Marriott adjacent to the University of Utah campus. The League of Utah Writers is a non-profit writing organization that offers community partnerships, camaraderie, and competitive writing contests. With more than two dozen chapters throughout Utah, from Logan to Saint George, there is a writing group for every age, ability, and genre.

https://www.leagueofutahwriters.com/quills-conference-2019



Building Equitable Communities Speaker Series

We live in a world that is fundamentally inequitable. The question is, with so much work to be done to address rampant inequities, where do we begin? We can start by including more voices in the conversations. We can unpack and disrupt traditional ways of thinking. We can challenge institutions and devise new ways of viewing our world. And we can cultivate opportunities that enable all of us to thrive. 

KUER, RadioWest, and United Way of Salt Lake present this year’s three-part Speaker Series which includes scholar Geoffrey Canada (8/28), cultural critic Wesley Morris (9/18), and activist Brittany Packnett (10/23). Join us for these candid and focused discussions, as each speaker shares their ideas for working together to challenge systems of exclusion, marginalization, and oppression.

More information https://www.kuer.org/term/2019-speakers-series#stream/0



STEAMpunk Academy Presents: Journey to the Center of the Great Salt Lake

We all know about the Salt Lake right? I mean, half of everything is named after it around here. But have you ever really explored it? Join Jaimi Butler and Maura Hahnenberger for a night of storytelling about the science they have conducted and art they have created about the Great Salt Lake. It all goes down at the Urban Arts Gallery at The Gateway Friday, Sept. 6th at 7pm and then we will fly across the street to Seabird Bar for the official after party. Free and All Ages. After Party is 21+ because Utah.

Find us at https://steampunkacademy.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/steampunkacademyslc



STEAMpunk Academy Presents: Journey to the Center of the Great Salt Lake

We all know about the Salt Lake right? I mean, half of everything is named after it around here. But have you ever really explored it? Join Jaimi Butler and Maura Hahnenberger for a night of storytelling about the science they have conducted and art they have created about the Great Salt Lake. It all goes down at the Urban Arts Gallery at The Gateway Friday, Sept. 6th at 7pm and then we will fly across the street to Seabird Bar for the official after party. Free and All Ages. After Party is 21+ because Utah.

Find us at https://steampunkacademy.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/steampunkacademyslc



Discussion - "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking

A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? --- Focused on maintaining one’s curiosity and desire to investigate, this book club follows a traditional format by meeting to discuss the same book. Discussion and readings are short. The club rotates between book genres every month. Pick the genre that most intrigues you, read the book, and attend the event.



An Evening with Randall Munroe

How thrilled are we? Weller Book Works gets to host Randall Munroe in a Q&A about his forthcoming book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems, due out in September.

We're selling books & tickets online at https://www.wellerbookworks.com for an evening with Munroe on the 14th.

The Book: For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day. Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular webcomic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time. He lives in Massachusetts.



Building Equitable Communities Speaker Series

Join KUER's RadioWest and the United Way of Salt Lake City ofor the second installment in our Equality is Not Enough: Building Equitable Communities Speakers Series. RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio will interview the film and culture critic-at-large for The New York Times and Still Processing  podcast host Wesley Morris.

Single Program Ticket: $15; Event Series (3 Program) Ticket: $30; Information https://www.kuer.org/post/september-18-wesley-morris-kuer-united-way-speakers-series#stream/0



Human Trafficking Panel Discussion

Human trafficking is present even here in Utah. Prosecutor Daniel Strong, police officer Ken Malone and Educational specialist, Allison Smith from the Refugee & Immigrant Center of Utah will be part of a panel discussion at the Jewish Community Center

Information: slcjcc.org



Building Equitable Communities Speaker Series

Join KUER's RadioWest and the United Way of Salt Lake City  for the third installment in our Equality is Not Enough: Building Equitable Communities Speakers Series. RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio will interview activist, author, and Pod Save the People podcast co-host Brittany Packnett.

Single Program Ticket: $15; Event Series (3 Program) Ticket: $30

Information and tickets: https://www.kuer.org/post/october-23-brittany-packnett-kuer-united-way-speakers-series#stream/0