Speaker: Michael Austin

Conversations with Charlotte England

In honor of Gene England’s 88th birthday on the 22nd of this month, this session will honor Gene’s life and teachings with interviews between his widow, Charlotte England, and several of her close friends and longtime peers of Gene’s. One conversation will discuss an evening Jim McConkie spent with Charlotte when he apologized for his …

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A Reading by BCC Press’s Newest Authors

This session wil feature three of BCC Press’s newest authors reading from their work. Twila Newey will read from her novel, Sylvia, which explores faith and family when four sisters come together as adults when their mother, and the matriarch of their extended Mormon family, dies suddenly in an automobile accident. Melody Newey Johnson will …

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Jesus was a Funny Guy: Satire in a Christian Community

Jesus was a Funny Guy: Satire in a Christian Community This presentation will examine the historical roots of satire and distinguish it from other kinds of humor, such as invective, lampoon, and sarcasm. It will argue that one cannot ‘satrinize” a specific community without being intimately connected to that community and honestly desiring its improvement. …

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