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Author, screenwriter Heidi Swinton at BYU devotional Nov. 2

Award-winning author and screenwriter Heidi Swinton will speak at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the Marriott Center at a Brigham Young University campus devotional.

Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center.

Rebroadcasts will be Sunday, Nov. 7, on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m., BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., KBYU-FM at 8 p.m. and BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Swinton wrote the book and script for the documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith," which premiered on PBS in 1999. She also wrote the script for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail."

Other books she has written include "Joseph Anderson: The Best of His 100 Years," "Pioneer Spirit: Modern-Day Stories of Courage and Conviction," "Sacred Stone: The Temple at Nauvoo" and most recently "America's Choir" in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Music and the Spoken Word" broadcasts.

She has been actively involved in historic preservation with her own home being on the National Historic Registry.

She graduated from the University of Utah and attended Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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