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15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists Announced

15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists Announced

Currently in its third year, the 15 Bytes Book Awards is an annual program to celebrate the best Utah books in Fiction, Poetry and Art. This year’s nominees for the 15 Bytes Book Awards are juried by members of the 15 Bytes staff. In May, we will be announcing the winners, who will receive a...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based writer Kevin Holdsworth who...

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The Shared Sacred: A Personal Response to Phyllis Barber's Memoir, "To the Mountain"

The Shared Sacred: A Personal Response to Phyllis Barber’s Memoir, “To the Mountain”

To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit (Quest Books, 2014)) By Phyllis Barber Reviewed by Jake Clayson   Given the chance to read Phyllis Barber’s To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit before I served as a Mormon missionary on the Saddle Lake Indian Reservation in Alberta, Canada, I might have...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based poet Danielle Beazer Dubrasky...

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Becoming The Thing You've Killed: Jacob Paul's "Song of Ilan"

Becoming The Thing You’ve Killed: Jacob Paul’s “Song of Ilan”

Called a “dizzying, rhapsodic, and thrilling book that challenges readers to think about how we live, love, and die,” A Song of Ilan is author Jacob Paul’s second novel. His first, Sara/Sarah (Ig Publishing, 2010), told the story of a Jewish woman who, after her parents are killed in a suicide bombing in Israel, takes her inheritance and...

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Sunday Blog Read: Michael Sowder

Sunday Blog Read: Michael Sowder

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Logan-based poet Michael Sowder. Last year,...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Natalie Young

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Natalie Young

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based poet Natalie Young. Here she...

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Believable Light: Emma Lou Warner Thayne, 1924-2014

Believable Light: Emma Lou Warner Thayne, 1924-2014

Emma Lou Thayne, beloved Mormon poet, English teacher and essayist, died earlier this month of congestive heart failure at age 90. Casualene Meyer, who recently interviewed Thayne, files this memorial for 15 Bytes. * “Out of my life of being loved and encouraged, lavished with kindness and understanding, I could try, in telling my stories,...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Markay Brown

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Markay Brown

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features St. George-based poet Markay Brown. Here she...

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Literary Gift Guide: Books to Fish, Pray and Cut Your Fingers By

Literary Gift Guide: Books to Fish, Pray and Cut Your Fingers By

In its second year of regularly covering literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry, 15 Bytes cast its net broadly. The magazine and blog reviewed works by Utah and Mountain West authors, as well as books that had a particular relevance to Utah and Western audiences. It also experimented with its first “inverted interview” in which, during...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Maximilian Werner

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Maximilian Werner

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Salt Lake City-based Maximilian Werner, an...

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SELECTED SHORTS IN SLC

SELECTED SHORTS IN SLC

“I’ve been asked, ‘Is this a serious literary event or a grand drunken reunion for all your actor friends?’ ” Isaiah Sheffer is reported to have said in an interview with The New York Times in 2004. “Yes!” The event he is referring to is Selected Shorts, the weekly performance readings by celebrated actors of short...

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