Association for Mormon Letters posts 2008 annual conference schedule

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 8.  The theme of this year’s conference, which will be held at Brigham Young University, focuses on scriptures as literature and literature as scripture.  The featured speaker will be noted Bible scholar Harold Rawlings.

You can find the full program here:

The conference is free and open to the public.  More information and a link to purchase lunch tickets may be found here:

The AML meetings provide excellent venues to keep up with what’s happening in Mormon film and literature as well as opportunities to meet scholars in the fields of MoLit and film.  When I started writing again after a long hiatus, joining the AML was one of the first things I did.  As often as I can, I go to the annual conference in the spring and the writers’ conference in the fall to listen to scholars present their work and to socialize with old friends and professors. 

This year, I’m presenting a paper: “Why Joseph Went to the Woods: Rootstock for LDS Literary Nature Writers” during the 3:30-4:50 time block (meaning I will miss the criticism panel!).   I wrote the paper around some of my blog posts here and at Times and Seasons.  My purpose in writing and presenting this year is to take a first formal step in encouraging LDS writers who already feel predisposed to write literary nature and science literature to develop their craft.

Hope to see you there!

7 thoughts on “Association for Mormon Letters posts 2008 annual conference schedule”

  1. I saw that you were going to be presenting. Very provocative title. I’m sorry I won’t be there.

    Oh, hey, they fixed the formatting of the schedule. Much easier to read now.

  2. I’ll see you there, Patricia! Looking forward to it. Also, if anyone else is going and wants to hang out at the luncheon, let us know. We’ll look for you.

  3. Cool, Katherine! See you there. Bring a picture of William. We’ll set it up in a chair at the luncheon table and take it to sessions he would enjoy attending.

    Also, it would help confirm to anybody that asks that he’s an actual, physical entity. (“No, see? This is William Morris, he’s real, he exists, believe!”) 🙂

  4. That won’t be necessary. Like I told you last time, just look at me and imagine I have facial hair. There’s really no difference.

    Just kidding. I’m pretty sure I have some good photos on hand…I’ll see what I can dig up. 🙂

  5. Katherine, I’m not sure I buy the “just you except with facial hair” physical comparison, but if your sense of humor had facial hair, it would look a lot like William’s sense of humor.

    Can’t wait to see the pics!

    See you at the AML conf., Katherine. You, too, William. Heh heh heh.

  6. Sounds good, wish I could make it.

    Interesting that it’s being held (for the first time?) at BYU. Given that it seems like the most obvious place to hold it, anyone know why it hasn’t been there in the past or why it is there now?

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