Author Archives: Margaret Blair Young

AML Conference Schedule- April 21st, 2012

Association for Mormon Letters 2012 Annual Meeting   (April 21, 2012): “Going Forth into   All the World: Mormon Literature in anInternationalChurch”   Time Room SC206A Room SC206B Room SC206C 9:00-9:50 Stephen Carter, “Mormon/Christian   Video Games”Carson Bennett, “‘The Wanderer’ … Continue reading

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Announcement: AML Annual Conference April 21

The Association for Mormon Letters will hold its annual conference on April 21st at Utah Valley University’s Student Center.  The theme of the conference is: “Going Forth into All the World: Mormon Literature in an International Church.” 

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CALL FOR PAPERS- DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We have had some wonderful submissions for the upcoming AML Conference. We’d like a few more, though, and so have extended our deadline to January 31, 2012. CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: JANUARY 31, 2012 AML Conference Date: April 21, 2012 … Continue reading

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2012 AML Conference

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS Deadline: December 22, 2011 AML Conference Date: April 21, 2012 Utah Valley University, Student Center Theme: Going Forth Into All the World: Mormon Literature in an International Church We welcome submissions on any topic relating to … Continue reading

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AML Conference 2012

We are going international for our Association for Mormon Letters Conference in 2012. We’d love to hold it in Denmark, as the Mormon History Association did with their conference several years ago, but most of our members/guests wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Elder Marion Duff Hanks

(Cross-posted at www.bycommonconsent.com) Last Sunday, I woke my son with the words, “Elder Hanks has died.” He responded, “Duffy? He died?” I always called him Elder Hanks, and got upset when some of the aides in the center where he … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Desk: To the Nameless Guy in the Steam Room

So, Nameless Guy, you’ve written a 900 page book—which is not yet finished.  You want to know if I am acquainted with publishers at Little Brown, so maybe I could nudge them into reading your masterpiece.  Nope, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Faith and Imagination

[This post is cross-posted at By Common Consent.] I have taught some unimaginably good writers — though I’ll probably have to revise that modifier at the end of this essay. I have taught poets who had far greater gifts than … Continue reading

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Literary Banter

Bruce and I started our courtship by reading Shakespeare to each other.  (Could there be anything quite that romantic?)  Of course, our literary companionship had its down side.  In the early years of our marriage, I once accused him of … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Poem

This is my favorite Christmas poem. What’s yours? 

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