Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mormon Women's Literary Tour

Excerpts of "Our Voices, Our Visions: A Mormon Women's Literary Tour" in Utah, March 25 - 27 by Jonathan Montgomery,


Professor and author Joanna Brooks has organized "Our Voices, Our Visions: A Mormon Women's Literary Tour" to explore the diversity of women's experiences in Mormonism.  

What does it mean to be a Mormon woman in the 21st century? Award-winning Mormon poets, novelists, memoirists and non-fiction authors from California to Canada will explore this question in the historic Our Visions, Our Voices: The Mormon Women's Literary Tour, coming to university campuses throughout the Southwest, March 22 - 27, 2010.

Project founders Dr. Joanna Brooks of San Diego State University and Dr. Holly Welker of Salt Lake City have tapped into a range of denominations that share historic roots with the greater Mormon and Latter Day Saint traditions.

Readings will be held at Claremont College, San Diego, California, March 22; Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, March 23; Southern Utah University in Cedar City, March 25; Utah Valley University in Orem, March 26; and the University of Utah in Salt Lake, March 27.

The Utah Valley University Department of English is sponsoring the tour, with additional support from the Claremont University Mormon Studies program. Audio will be podcast at Women writers who want to contribute to the tour's archive at the University of Utah Marriot Special Collections Library can bring their own writings to the readings.

For more information, call 619-594-5271 or visit

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