I’ve had a long history with the Sunstone Symposium where I’ve spoken often on everything from theater and Mormonism to temple marriages; and from self-hating Mormons to a reading of my play “Hydrogen Bond” with TheatreWorks West. (You can hear podcasts of some of these appearances here.)
I’ve also had some essays published in the magazine, on topics ranging from the persistence of polygamy to a personal essay about returning to my missionary stomping grounds in New England as a “post-Mormon.”
This year’s event is at the Olpin Union Center on the University of Utah campus, and I’m pleased to report that I’ve been invited to do a book signing with authors JUDITH FREEMAN, author of “Red Water” and (most recently) the memoir of growing up in Ogden, UT, “The Latter Days”; and author DUANE JENNINGS, (“Stumbling Blocks and Stepping-Stones: Including Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Children of God in the LDS Plan of Salvation”)
This year’s symposium theme is
“The restoration tradition is a large spectrum of complicated and diverse groups, theologies, cultures, and practices. We invite proposals exploring the different traditions within and around Mormonism, celebrating a rich history and a global church. What does Mormonism mean to you? How do you claim your Mormon roots?”
Join us outside the Symposium bookstore where Benchmark Books will be vending “Dream House on Golan Drive.” I would be happy to personalize your copy.