Park City Library Hosts Several Authors

This year’s 22nd Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival. Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy great, literary events throughout Utah. For all events, visit: The Park City Library is pleased to host several events!

Jack Carr

9/17, 6:30pm

Former Navy SEAL and Park City resident, Jack Carr speaks about his newly released thriller, “True Believer.” Learn about how Carr’s personal experiences shaped his writing as the book’s plot is about a string of terrorist attacks. Carr has been compared to Vince Flynn.

Annual Wasatch Back Local Author Night

9/19, 6:30pm

Meet and celebrate local authors who either live or have written about the Wasatch Back. A reception with the authors will be held after the panel event. The selected authors are: Bonnie Bedford Park (“Brides of 1941”), Bill Humbert (“Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order”), Carly Bennett Stenmark (“More than a Manicure: The Nail Files”), Liz Yokubison (“They’re Ready. Are You?: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the College Transition”), and Beverly Hurwitz (“A Walker’s Guide to Park City”).

John Branch

9/20, 4pm

John Branch is a Pulitzer Prize-winning The New York Times reporter. His latest book, “The Last Cowboys,” is an intimate portrait of a Southern Utah rodeo family as they fight for their land and livelihood and experience numerous rodeo injuries, missions, and the National Rodeo Finals. Sponsored by Rebecca Marriott Champion.

Shane Burcaw & Hannah Aylward

10/14, 7pm

Shane Burcaw is an author, blogger, and co-creator of the non-profit, Laughing At My Nightmare. His latest book, “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My Nurse,” is a collection of essays about day to day life with a degenerative disease, family, and love. Experience Burcaw’s wit, humor, and grace as he and his fiancé talk about awkward assumptions and situations. Burcaw and Aylward are co-authoring their next book, “INTERABLED.”

Annual Author Luncheon 

10/16, 11am

Leslie Miller, Park City resident and editor of “Reimagining: A Place for the Wild,” is the featured speaker at the Annual Friends of the Library Luncheon at Silver Lake Lodge. To purchase tickets, ask a librarian or visit