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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jan C. Minich

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jan C. Minich

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. 15 Bytes regularly 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 we present Jan C. Minich, who divides his time between Wellington,...

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Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation have announced the winner of their 2017 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting:  New York-based artist Anna Betbeze. In addition to a $15,000 unrestricted cash award, UMOCA, the permanent steward for the Doctorow Prize, will host a solo exhibition of Betbeze’s...

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A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann's "The Edge and End of Water"

A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann’s “The Edge and End of Water”

This chapbook documents a trip from Utah to Argentina in three brief chapters, each with a poem, an essay, a photograph, and epigraphs taken from the work of poet Pablo Neruda. The first section, “Punta Norte,” describes a wildlife preserve on the Península Valdés in Argentina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site established for...

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Brevitas: Nowell Sing We

Brevitas: Nowell Sing We

Review by David Layton. The 2016 holiday season brings us a new release by Brevitas, a vocal ensemble directed by Matthew D. Nielsen. Nowell Sing We is their second album, and their first dedicated to Christmas repertoire. Nielsen has curated an excellent program, combining familiar favorites with the new and unexpected, focusing on repertoire of the...

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Adopt an Elder at the Navajo Rug Show and Sale, November 11 - 13

Adopt an Elder at the Navajo Rug Show and Sale, November 11 – 13

Admission isn’t much: Five bucks or some cans of food on Saturday and Sunday; even $30 (kids are $10) isn’t bad for the big-deal gala on Friday’s opening night with fancy finger food and a live auction when everything you spend goes to help Navajos 75 years old and up living traditionally to buy food,...

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Sor Juana Poetry Prize and Utah Book Awards

Sor Juana Poetry Prize and Utah Book Awards

The City Library and Utah Humanities announced the winners of the Sor Juana Prize and the Utah Book Awards, Thursday, October 20 at the Library as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Artes de Mexico en Utah, whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Mexican art in Utah, founded and administers the annual...

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WOW! What Fun! Sue Martin hangs out with Women Out West

WOW! What Fun! Sue Martin hangs out with Women Out West

I’m not really a plein air painter, but I love to paint outdoors. I mostly avoid those competitive plein air events where artists scramble to produce and frame a landscape painting worthy to display and sell. But I found my comfort level at the annual gathering of WOW – Women Out West, Professional Artists of...

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Utah Literary Award Winners Announced

Utah Literary Award Winners Announced

“It wasn’t easy – all very strong work.” “I am simply blown away with how strong these submissions are – they’ve been a pleasure to read.” “I can’t even tell you how difficult it was to make a final decision.” These are just some of the laudatory remarks from the judges in this year’s Utah Original Writing Competition (UOWC)...

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"A Vast, Playful and Sometimes Frightening Place": Readings by Rice and Richardson

“A Vast, Playful and Sometimes Frightening Place”: Readings by Rice and Richardson

Authors Doug Rice and Marc Anthony Richardson will be reading from their new books in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 3rd, at 7 PM at Weller Book Works, 507 Trolley Square. The event is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival and is in partnership with Western Humanities Review where excerpts from both works...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Doug Gibson

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Doug Gibson

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. At least once a 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 Ogden-based Doug Gibson who here, on...

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Alvin Gittins Painting Stolen from the U

Alvin Gittins Painting Stolen from the U

The University of Utah police have released a statement that a painting by the late Alvin Gittins was stolen today from a University of Utah building. “Arnies Boy” features a bearded male model with a bare torso and leather cowboy hat. University police have released a security photo of a possible suspect and ask anyone...

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Avenues Open Studios Returns This Saturday

Avenues Open Studios Returns This Saturday

It started, as many things on the Avenues do, over cocktails. That was some three years ago and Avenues Open Studios – “Art . . . Off the Grid” remains a going concern with 24 artists, though the number changes from year to year. Check it out for yourself Saturday from about 11 a.m. to...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Scott Abbott

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Scott Abbott

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. At least once a 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 Utah Valley University writer...

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Salt Lake City Creative? PechaKucha and Rose Exposed Prove Why This Weekend

Salt Lake City Creative? PechaKucha and Rose Exposed Prove Why This Weekend

The Huffington Post ranks Salt Lake City as second nationally for creatives in its blog item listing the Top 10. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smartassetcom/the-top-ten-cities-for-creatives_b_7904842.html “A vibrant culture,” it says, “is not only valuable in its own right, it also often serves to attract and inspire talented workers in non-creative fields, creating a rising tide that benefits the entire...

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Nancy Boskoff to receive UCA Cultural Achievement Award and recent MiXeD MeDiA

Nancy Boskoff to receive UCA Cultural Achievement Award and recent MiXeD MeDiA

The Utah Cultural Alliance has announced Nancy Boskoff as their 2016 Cultural Achievement Award Winner. “Nancy Boskoff has experienced a long and diverse career in the arts. Thanks to the example set by her parents, Boskoff’s commitment to public service was ingrained in her at an early age. Moving to Salt Lake from the east...

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