Author Archives: Margaret Blair Young

Report on AML Conference 2013 and List of Awards

The AML conference of 2013 was a huge success.  Awards are posted below, with citations.  All citations were written by the judges in the various categories. I will be submitting grant proposals so that AML can continue in full force, … Continue reading

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Association for Mormon Letters Conference 2013

We are excited for the upcoming AML conference.  It’s looking like a stellar couple of days.  Please spread the word.  The conference begins on March 29th in the evening, and goes all day on March 30 (Saturday).  It’s free and … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS–AML CONFERENCE 2013

Call for Papers Association for Mormon Letters March 29-30, 2013 Utah Valley University Theme: Depictions of Christ in LDS literature, film, and art: Does it matter how we portray Him? From Arnold Friberg to Levi Peterson to Jack Harrell, we … Continue reading

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That Dang Cockroach in the Ice Cream

Yes, I deleted a provocative story from my syllabus in a maternal impulse.  I happen to know one of my students, and I know he has a pornography addiction. (However, I might be writing about a previous semester.)  I attend … Continue reading

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Theme for Upcoming AML Conference

THEME FOR THE 2013 AML CONFERENCE (dates TBA):  “How We Depict the Savior in Art, Film, and Literature: Does it Matter?” My review of The Color of Christ follows to ignite some ideas and discussion.  Consider Levi Petersen’s controversial “Cowboy … Continue reading

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Richard Cracroft: Go Gentle

I knew him first as a presence: an unbearded Santa Claus with thin lips, glasses, and a good pate of gray hair parted on the side. He could tell funny stories until his audience was slap-laugh-crying. I remember him imitating … Continue reading

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Can a Fiction Writer be Guileless?

My son called me last week to let me know he was on a bike ride. I asked where he was going. “To hunt zombies,” he said. “Oh honey,” I answered, “they don’t even come out until night. And you … Continue reading

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Leaps

My opening line: “I don’t know what I’m doing, but that’s never stopped me before.” That’s what I said to a famous filmmaker I was meeting with to get some advice. I’m making a feature film. No, I have never … Continue reading

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AML Presidential Address 2012

From my early childhood, I remember people with dark skin and black hair in my home.  I understood that they were working with my father on projects in different languages.  Most were Mayan Indians, from various places in Guatemala.  The … Continue reading

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Mahonri Stewart’s _A Roof Overhead_ (review)

Review of Mahonri Stewart’s A Roof Overhead By Margaret Blair Young  There are many angles to Mahonri Stewart’s latest play, showing through Saturday, April 28, at the Little Brown Theater (248 South Main Street, Springville).  On the surface, it seems … Continue reading

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