The panel will explore how much (or if) an author’s LDS background plays into his or her writing. Is anything penned by an LDS author automatically Mormon literature? Do some authors aim to stir up interest in the Church through their writing? Can one create art if there’s an underlying agenda to convert or enlighten? What are the benefits (or hazards) of having an author’s religious beliefs inform their work or spill outright onto the page?
Jeffrey Needle, Jeni Grossman, Lynn R. Lehmann, Margaret Blair Young, Jonathan Langford, Stephen Carter