Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Revisiting Writing Auto/Biography With Evans Biography Award Winners On Wednesday's Access Utah

USU Mountain West Center for Regional Studies

Today on Access Utah we revisit a conversation from last year with presenters at the Mountain West Center and Evans Biography Awards Writers Workshop for Auto/Biography.

This workshop was a one-day event, open to novice biographers, seasoned family historians, as well as more experienced writers who might hope to someday win a prize like the Evans Biography Awards

Erin A. Thomas is Adjunct Professor at LDS Business College & Weber State University and author of Coal in Our Veins: A Personal Journey (2013 Evans Handcart Award). Among her numerous creative and nonfiction publications is an essay published in Dialogue that won the Eugene England Personal Essay Award.

Amy Harris is Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University and Accredited Genealogist. She is the author of Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England: Share and Share Alike and “Early Mormonism’s Expansive Family and the Browett Women” (2018 Mormon History Association Best Article).

Jennifer Sinor is Professor of Creative Writing at Utah State University and author of several books, including Ordinary Trauma: A Memoir and Letters Like the Day: On Reading Georgia O’KeefeShe has received multiple nominations for the Pushcart prize.

Evelyn Funda is Professor of English and Associate Dean at Utah State University. She has taught courses on American autobiography as literature and is author of Weeds: A Farm Daughter’s Lament (2014 Evans Handcart Award).

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.