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!