Book Notes, Jan. 2, 2013

Author writes about Utah, Mormon culture

Duane Keown, author of “Thirteenth Year in Zion: Mormons Confront the Twenty-first Century,” will be signing copies of his book from 2–4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2401 Patterson Road.

Keown, a former professor of science education at the University of Wyoming, high school teacher and principal in Utah, writes of his years spent in Utah, which included attending Brigham Young University.

Written from Keown’s point of view as an “outsider,” the book is “an exposition of Mormon culture during (Keown’s) time in Utah from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s,” according to information about the book from Xlibris.


Poets ‘take the house’ at Art Center


Well-known western Colorado poets Luis Lopez and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer will be the curators for the show Make It New: Poets Take the House at The Art Center, 1803 Seventh St.

Providing poetic inspiration for the new year, this event will begin at 7 p.m. FridayJan.4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash wine and beer bar.

Admission is free.

The poets set to perform their work are LadySpeech, Frank Coons, Shawnee and Wendy Videlock and Stewart S. Warren.

Along with poetry, the evening will include Native American flute music, a drumming group and celebrity bartenders: Caole Lowry, DJ Strangefellow and Bernie Buescher.

Go to for information.

Author writes about Utah, Mormon culture


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