15 bytes Book Awards: Creative Non-Fiction! UHBF

Weller Book Works is thrilled to host the Creative Non-Fiction finalists for the 15 bytes Book Awards, Thursday, October 18, at 6:30 PM!

Join 15 bytes and Weller Book Works as we celebrate exemplary works in nonfiction that explore the trauma of birth, the travails of dementia and the solitude of the desert. The latter, Brooke Williams’ OPEN MIDNIGHT, receives the 15 Bytes Book Award this year (see our review here), with Jennifer Sinor’s ORDINARY TRAUMA and Gerda Saunders’ MEMORY'S LAST BREATH recognized as finalists. Join the winner and finalists at a reading, celebration and book signing, part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Currently in its sixth iteration, the 15 Bytes Book Awards are the only statewide literary book award for adult fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Presented by Artists of Utah, the awards also recognize excellence in publishing in the category of art book. Nominations were accepted for professional, independently published books that appeared in 2017. Three guest, Utah-based, judges were tasked with ranking nominations based on artistry/writing, and “that indefinable quality that makes a book special and unforgettable.” Judges also ranked books based on their connection to Utah in theme, setting or the residence of the author; however, the third category was only activated in the case of a tie.

15 byters is Utah's Art Magazine since 2001. It is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. At the beginning of each month 15 bytes publishes a variety of articles on Utah's art scene including artist interviews, exhibition, performance and book reviews, spotlights on galleries and more.

Part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102