2016 Outstanding Achievement Award – Marilyn Brown
Marilyn Brown wrote all through her BA and MA from BYU, her creative writing MFA from the University of Utah, through her two-year marriage to a musician and the birth of her only child, and finally through the thirty-six years of her marriage to realtor/actor husband Bill Brown, raising his big motherless family. She wrote musicals during the nine years of the Browns’ Springville, Utah, Villa Playhouse; she wrote at the city pool while the six children went swimming, while she was driving them to music lessons, and in the middle of the night.
To date she has written sixteen novels, six volumes of poetry, two musicals, one hymn, and numerous short stories and plays. Her writing centers around her roots in the American West and LDS culture.
She and her husband are the founders of The Villa Playhouse Theater in Springville, Utah and The Marilyn Brown Award which was created in 2000 to encourage quality writing by authors of regional and LDS themed novels. Marilyn has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Mayhew Award from BYU, and the first ever novel award given by The Association of Mormon Letters.
Marilyn’s books can be found HERE.
And her website is HERE.