AML Conference Highlights Past and Present in Mormon Literature, Film and Studies 

The Association for Mormon Letter (AML) will hold its annual meeting and conference on Saturday, February 25 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in the Sorenson Building at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) located in Orem, Utah.

Open to the public and planned around the theme, “Legacies and Destinies: the Past, Present and Future of Mormon Literature,” the conference will feature sessions on Mormon film, literature and Mormon studies as well as topics in marriage and family.  Two panels on the legacies of honorary lifetime members Hugh Nibley and Wayne Booth will also be held, along with a special free and open-to-the-public session on Mormon biography as literature featuring Judy Busk, author of The Sum of our Past: Revisiting Pioneer Women, columnist for the Southern Utah Daily Spectrum and distinguished English and journalism teacher.

“This conference looks back on 25 years of AML history and forward to where AML and Mormon literature is headed in the future,” said Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury, AML Board Member.  “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.”

Focusing on a look backwards and forwards in the life of Mormon letters, the conference will also include speakers Thom Rogers, Boyd Petersen, Bruce Jorgensen, and David Knowlton.

The conference and an optional lunch will be provided for a fee.  Those who wish to eat lunch must pre-register by mail or online with a credit card. Lunch prices and more information about the conference can be found at http://www.aml-online.org/ or by contacting The Association for Mormon Letters at PO Box 1315, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110-1315.

Founded in 1976 by a group of volunteers who wanted to promote high-quality writing by, for, and about Mormons, The Association for Mormon Letter promotes the production, study and enjoyment of Mormon literature and film. In addition to the annual meeting and conference, the organization also sponsors a variety of live events each year that are designed to be intellectually stimulating and inspiring for both readers and writers.