Monthly Archives: July 2014

In Tents #43 He is Risen and Other Texts That Don’t Behave as Textual Critics Think They Do Part IV

If you grew up mildly fascinated by the textual history of the Book of Mormon printed in the front of the 1920 edition (but not the 1981) First English Edition published in 1830 First issued, and divided into chapters and … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, Late July

The Salt Lake City Sunstone Symposium begins July 30, including a Mormon film festival. Several Mormon authors win RONE awards. The final novel by the late Linda Sillitoe, one of the great late-20th century Mormon authors, is published. Orson Scott … Continue reading

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in verse #43 : hero’s journey

When Leonard Cohen said “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash,”[i] he probably didn’t have Joseph Smith in mind. Joseph Smith burned brightly in a world lit only by … Continue reading

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Pioneer Day Free Association

. One hundred sixty-eight years ago, the Brooklyn arrived in San Francisco, making it a predominately Mormon town (it didn’t last). In celebration of this moment, some free association. First, my comic about expedition leader Sam Brannan (originally published in SF … Continue reading

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The Business Side of Writing: Publicists

These days all authors are expected to invest in their own publicity, and most feel entirely unequipped. Whether you’re traditional or indie, this is your reality. A publisher will ask this of you. If you’re indie, you’ll find you’ll sell nary a … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, July 2014

The Mormon Lit Blitz is nearly over, vote now! Lots of award winners. The passing of a singular Mormon artist. The Newport Ladies group wraps up their series. Well-reviewed new YA novels from M. K. Hutchins, J. R. Johansson, and … Continue reading

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2014 Mormon Lit Blitz: Voting and Controversies

Voting You have two days left to cast your vote in the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz. Will this be the year when fiction finally breaks the iron grip of poetry on the Lit Blitz crown? Will a male writer break … Continue reading

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YA Corner: Lavina’s Library

The much beloved building didn’t look like much on the outside. The structure was old, a remnant of early mining days. It was one story with a façade front, making it look a lot more substantial. It had been painted … Continue reading

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