Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Season Opening

Alta Lodge kicks off the summer season this weekend with Sunday Brunch. Sunday Brunch starts June 5, with Chef Paul Raddon and Sous-Chef Sam Wolfe preparing items from around the globe. Selections include hors d’oeuvres, freshly-baked breads and pastries, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, chicken teriyaki, chocolate decadence cake and crème brûlée. Outdoor and indoor seating is offered, with live acoustic jazz music featuring Tully Cathey and Keven Johansen. Brunch is served from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Prices are $22.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids ages 7-12 and $5.95 for those under age 6. The Lodge will be open for lunch on Saturday beginning June 11, from 11 am to 2 pm. Hikers and cyclists with hearty appetites can enjoy lunch on the deck with a menu selection that includes appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Full beverage service is offered. For reservations, call 801-742-3500.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Writers at Work June 9-12

Open to the public, Writers@Work presents its annual intensive summer writing conference — three days of workshops, discussion, consultations and readings at Alta Lodge. Leading classes will be Brigham Young University professors John Bennion and Lance Larsen, as well as retired University of Utah professor David Kranes. Other writing teachers include Abigail Thomas, a fiction and memoir writer who teaches at New York’s New School, and novelist Kent Meyers, who teaches at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Editors David Borgenicht, president and publisher of Quirk Books, and Margaret Dalrymple of University of Nevada Press will be on hand for special consultations.

Register by June 3 at www.writersatwork.org.