News: Still Not Too Late for the AML Conference

You may still register for the Association for Mormon Literature’s Annual Meeting and Conference to be held 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m. this coming Saturday, February 25th. Location: The Sorensen Building at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah (see directions here). If you plan to attend but have not yet registered, you may still register at the door beginning at 8:30 a.m., but bring cash or your check book because they won’t be set up to accept credit cards.

As reported previously, this conference’s theme is “Legacies and Destinies: the Past, Presentand Future of Mormon Literature.” AML Board Member Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury says, “This conference looks back on 25 years of AML history and forward to where the AML and Mormon literature is headed in the future. The general public will be interested in the sessions, and AML members, in particular, will want to attend because amendments to the by-laws are going to be considered.” Conference sessions will focus on Mormon film, literature and Mormon studies, as well as other topics related to Mormon literary arts and cinematic arts and criticism.

Of special interest are two panels on Hugh Nibley and Wayne Booth. Judy Busk will present an open-to-the-public session on Mormon biography. Judy is the author The Sum of Our Past, a handsome book on the legacy of Mormon women pioneers. Thom Rogers, Boyd Petersen, Bruce Jorgensen, and David Knowlton will also give presentations looking back on the AML’s past and looking forward to its prospects. A full program may be found here.