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By 'Christopher Bigelow'

Association for Mormon Letters Writers Conference

The Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to announce our

Second Annual
November 4, 2000
Utah Valley State College, Student Center, Orem, Utah

Featuring seminars on fiction, nonfiction, film and theater, the craft of writing, poetry, music, and more, plus some special performances

9:00 - Extending the Culture
Plenary session with Gideon Burton, Neal Kramer, and Eric Eliason

10:00 - Breakout sessions:
Is it okay to write about God?
Personal essay
Characterization and dialogue
Literature readings

11:00 - Breakout sessions:
LDS fiction: What's the next phase?
Writing family histories
Poetry: What's the point when no one reads the stuff?
1,000 ideas in an hour

12:00 - Lunch break (optional lunch available)

1:00 - Plenary session with novelist Dean Hughes

2:00 - Breakout sessions:
Faith meets fantasy: The Harry Potter syndrome
Self-publishing and electronic publishing
Appealing to the LDS audience
Plot and structure
Performance: "I Am Jane"

3:00 - Breakout sessions:
Historical fiction
Separating gospel from culture: How to criticize LDS culture without losing your temple recommend
Writing scripts for film and theater
How to publish the next LDS blockbuster
Literature readings

4:00 - Extending the Depth and Breadth of Our Culture. Plenary session with Margaret Young and Darius Gray


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