AML Announces Writers’ Conference

The Association for Mormon Letters has begun posting information, including a preliminary program and list of speakers, for its annual to be held Saturday, November 4, 2006, at Utah Valley State College in Orem. Pre-registration for the event must be completed October 27th (see registration form), but those deciding to attend at the last minute may register at the door beginning at 8:30 a.m. November 4th. The conference’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael R. Collings.

William Morris Adds: And those who attend the Irreantum fiction contest winners reading at the conference will have the rare treat of hearing my delightful sister Katherine present my honorable mention-winning work “Speculations: Trees.”

14 thoughts on “AML Announces Writers’ Conference”

  1. “William Morris Adds: And those who attend the Irreantum fiction contest winners reading at the conference will have the rare treat of hearing my delightful sister Katherine present my honorable mention-winning work ‘Speculations: Trees.'”

    Have the time and place been announced for this?

  2. The reading’s actually supposed to be the night before–November 3rd, but the place and time are yet to be announced. I’ll let you guys know as soon as I do. Most all of the fiction contest winners are having their stories read, so it should be lots o’ fun.

  3. Thanks, Katherine! We’ll look forward to getting that info. I’ll be traveling up but with good weather and fair traffic hope to make it to the reading.

  4. A reading celebrating the winners of the 2006 Irreantum fiction contest will be held on Friday, November 3rd at 7:30 at the Barnes and Noble in Murray, 5249 S. State. Although not all authors will be able to attend, excerpts from each of the following pieces will be read:

    “Light of the New Day,” by Darin Cozzens
    “Fish Hut,” by Paul Rawlins
    “Scattered,” by Katherine Woodbury
    “Deviations,” by Laura McCune-Poplin
    “Gypsy Holiday ,” by Kristen Carson of
    “Two Things,” by Russ Beck
    “Speculations: Trees,” by William Morris

    Light refreshments will be served.

  5. Thanks for this! Murray adds another hour to my already 5 hr. drive up, so I want to attend but it may not be possible. Darn.

  6. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I’ll be in the midst of work and rehearsals tomorrow, I won’t be able to attend the conference (and I was so hoping to meet some people from here and AML! Sigh. Sorry, Patricia). However, is anybody going to write a report? I’m very interested in what will go on.

  7. Probably not unless I can convince Katherine to write something up. Eric is on sabbatical from AMV through Dec., and I don’t think S.P. was planning on attending.

  8. I’m gnashing my teeth because as things have turned out I can’t go either.

    Katherine … pretty please?

  9. I’ll take notes, of course, for the sessions I attend. I might be able to convince some other people to as well.

    I’m sorry you guys couldn’t come to the reading tonight. I did a pretty fantastic job, I must say. 🙂 It helped that William’s piece works well read aloud (my favorite phrase to read was “gaily spitting sparks”).

    Seriously, though, there were some very fine pieces. Angela Hallstrom read the winning entry, “Light of the New Day,” by Darin Cozzens. Paul Rawlins read his “Fish Hut,” Katherine Woodbury’s brother Eugene read her “Scattered,” Laura McCune-Poplin read her “Deviations,” and I read William’s “Speculations: Trees.”

  10. Yes, notes! Notes are good.

    I envy you your attendance at these events, Katherine. I so wanted to go, but other events conspired against me. I really, really need notes!

  11. I’m working on writing up my notes for the conference. I’ll try to send them to William to post here soon.

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