Author Archives: Margaret Blair Young


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

Posted in Announcements | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Announcements, Mormon LitCrit | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Announcements, International Scene | Tagged , | 4 Comments

In Memoriam: Elder Marion Duff Hanks

(Cross-posted at 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

Posted in Announcements, Community Voices | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in The Writer's Desk | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Community Voices, The Writer's Desk | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments