McConkie and Dad: Memories, Dreams, and a Rejection

George W. Pace on his way with three of his 10 daughters to visit Machu Pichu in Peru

George W. Pace on his way with three of his 10 daughters to visit Machu Pichu in Peru

In this 1995 essay, which was later published in the Case Reports (Vol 2) published by The Mormon Alliance, I talk about a tempest in a tea pot which nevertheless had wide ramifications in Mormonland during the early to mid-80s. My father was at the center of it. I don’t think he ever fully recovered. I remember that he liked this essay and that he kept a copy of it close by for a while.

MY FATHER CLIMBS MOUNTAINS.
Every year he takes several members of the family to the top of Mount Timpanogos. Sometimes we stay overnight at Emerald Lake; but most often we start out early, climb to the top, eat lunch, and then slide down the glacier on our way back down. Our feet become terribly sore, and our butts get bruised on rocks that have settled below the surface of the snow, but we go back every year anyway. Or so it seems. MORE

Summary and analysis of incident by Lavina Fielding Anderson

Audio excerpt from talk by G.W. Pace

Elder Bruce R. McConkie

Elder Bruce R. McConkie

After the (Second) Fall: A Personal Journey Toward Ethnic Mormonism

agonizing writer

This essay was originally a talk given at The Sunday Gathering, August 21, 1994 at
the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City. It was later printed in Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought, Spring, 1998.

WHEN MY FIRST MARRIAGE ENDED IN DIVORCE in 1991, what I describe as my current spiritual life seemed to begin. It is the first of three seminal moments in the past three years that I have chosen to detail here. Before that, however, I need to give some autobiographical information. MORE

Utah Humanities Book Festival Reading

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Co-sponsored by City Art and the Salt Lake City Public Library

September 23, 2015

The City Library (Main)

210 E. 400 S.

Salt Lake City, UT

7:00 PM

Author David Pace will be reading from and discussing his debut novel

Dream House on Golan Drive, which will be for sale and available for signing.

With Poet Rob Carney reading from his new collection 88 Maps.

“Rob Carney is an engine of a man stunned by the inequities of the world and doing his utmost to right the scales in a poetry that’s vivid, direct, funny, political, and rooted in nature. He’s a poet and myth-maker, a shaman of and for the natural world.” Andrew C. Gottlieb

David Pace, Postum and the Three Nephites

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When he’s not busy raising money for Repertory Dance Theatre or editing 15 Bytes’ literary content, David Pace pounds away at his laptop, tablets and phone, writing his own fiction and essays. After two decades of writing and re-writing a novel manuscript, Pace is anticipating the publication of his first novel, Dream House on Golan Drive (Signature Books) this June. Along with Maxmillian Werner, Pace will be reading from his work at the City Art Reading Series this Wednesday, January 13 at the Salt Lake City Main Library.
15B: What is your novel about?

Pace: It’s a coming of age story about a kid growing up in Provo during the 70s and 80s. And yes, the kid is Mormon. In fact he comes from a sprawling family that, when the novel opens, has just moved into a new home up on the bench in a (fictitious) development called “Golan Heights,” after the contested area on the Syria/Israeli border. At City Art, I’ll be reading Chapter 2 ,which was recently published in Dialogue journal under the title “The Postum Table.”

 

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