Here’s information regarding a possible collaborative project between our English MFA program and a TMA student.

A old football teammate of mine, Larry Carr, contacted me a few years ago to help him with the memoir he had written. He gave it to me just before he and his wife left on a mission to Boston. The draft needed quite a lot of work, and something told me it wasn’t really finished yet. Lots has happened since then.

I had lunch with Larry in June, and he asked me again to figure out a way to tell his story, and I’m thinking a film documentary combined with a book manuscript might be the way to go, so I’ve been wondering about putting together a student from our MFA in creative nonfiction and one from the TMA Department, to work with me on figuring out the project and producing a script and/or manuscript that tells Larry’s story.

For background, here are links to two articles about Larry Carr:
https://www.deseret.com/2019/4/15/20670846/a-former-byu-linebacker-suffering-from-cte-thought-a-mission-in-boston-would-help-his-mood-here-s-ho

https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2019/06/02/byu-hall-famer-larry-carr/

And a short video: https://youtu.be/hmm1jqM0B5o

Please contact: chris_crowe@byu.edu

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