Monthly Archives: March 2013

This Week in Mormon Literature, March 8, 2013

Ryan McIlvain’s new Elders is a nationally-published literary novel about Mormon missionaries. McIlvain is a former Church member who served a mission in Brazil, so he knows his subject, as well as being a skilled author. Jennifer A. Neilsen and … Continue reading

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Searching for a Markus Zusak of Our Own

Today over at Motley Vision, William posted an excerpt from an Ensign article about LDS literature published in 1981 by Richard Cracroft. This sentence in particular caught my eye: Many of the sweetest messages of life are subtle, and the … Continue reading

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Now’s the Time to Subscribe to Irreantum

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the upcoming issue of Irreantum. (For those who don’t know, Irreantum is AML’s semi-annual literary journal.) I’ve been working through the last-minute details. I’ve been editing bios from … 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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in verse #26 : organ music

If the last three letters of the f-word are what seems most repellent about it — the sound of “uck” — that would explain how some other words ending that way still seem a bit odd, if not funny or … Continue reading

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