A Motley Vision
Mormon literature and culture
You can read more about what Th. means by posting this photo here: http://thmazing.blogspot.com/2014/02/creation-svithe.html
I swear I was going to put this link in the comments as soon as I got to work.
A month ago I intended to write something up for this year’s Mormon Arts Sunday…then I forgot…
I did, coincidentally, wear a purple sweater to church yesterday.
It’s a bit fuzzy and a bit glared, but zoom in and you can see the buttons pretty well.
I’m holding some sort of contest to reward who can identify the largest number of artists.
What should the prize be? I’m open to suggestions.
How are we supposed to remember this is happening each year?
And I need a substitute for the beret — my wife has nixed the idea; and for good reason in my case….
And, is it the 2nd Sunday in February each year?
To be honest, I am not keen on the idea of co-opting Scout Sunday. How do you feel about the second Sunday in February, Scott H?
The alternative would be to choose a date that has some meaning to Mormon arts.
What the heck is Scout Sunday? That sounds . . . I don’t even know.
I don’t think they have Scout Sunday in the Berkeley area…
It could be the first Sunday in June…to commemorate the first issue of the “Evening and the Morning Star” in 1833, which ran (I think) the first Mormon poems ever published.
Joe Smith and the Devil appeared in August.
That is correct, Th., on August 25th. But I’m not sure its the best benchmark. It wasn’t the first work of Mormon fiction. [It may have been the first fairly good work of Mormon fiction, however.]
If it’s the first week in June, that’s also when AMV was founded.
Plus if we move it, we can celebrate it this year. And Th. can celebrate it again!
I like the first week of June. Other than BY’s birthday (not something anyone has tried to make a holiday) I don’t think there are any big Mormon commemorations happening (the martyrdom is the end of the month).
And the only other day that I can think of as a possibility — last week of March is the publication date of the Book of Mormon (I can’t remember the exact day, but it is known) — is too close to General Conference, and not as strongly connected to Mormon literature.
What do you say Scott H? This is your idea so I’m not going to move forward with changing the timing without your blessing.
The first week in June has my blessing.
So let it be written…
Excellent. I’m putting a note in my calendar so we don’t forget it.
I am adding it to my calendar also!
BTW, June 1st is a Sunday this year. Unfortunately, my speaking assignment is on the 8th so I’ll likely be a week late to spread the gospel in Sacrament Meeting.
What do you mean? That’s FAST Sunday, Kent.
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