About the CMW Encyclopedia


The CMW Encyclopedia includes a comprehensive series of links to Mennonite periodicals and sites online. Web sites for Mennonites Writers, new and archived sites for Mennonite/s Writing conferences, and biographical resources for Mennonite writers are available here.

Editorial Staff

Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler

CMW Site Editor

Ann Hostetler is the author of Empty Room with Light (Pandora Press US 2002), a collection of poetry, and editor of A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry (Univ. of Iowa 2003). She is Professor of English at Goshen College where she teaches American Literature and Creative Writing.

Ervin Beck

Ervin Beck

CMW Journal Editor

Ervin Beck is the author of MennoFolk: Mennonite and Amish Folk Traditions (Herald Press 2004), editor of MennoFolk 2: A Sampler of Mennonite and Amish Folklore (Herald Press 2005) and, with John D. Roth, of Migrant Muses: Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S. (1998). From 1967 to 2003 he was a professor of English at Goshen College, where he organized two "Mennonite/s Writing" conferences in 1997 and 2002 (jointly with Hildi Froese Tiessen of Conrad Grebel University College). Beck has published numerous articles on Mennonite literature, as well as on folklore, drama and world literature. He is also the editor of the two most complete bibliographies of Mennonite literature—one for U.S. authors, and one, with Hildi Froese Tiessen, for Canadian authors.

Matt J. Yoder

Matt J. Yoder

CMW News Editor

Matt J. Yoder is freelance Web desiger. A recent graduate of Goshen College, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Advisory Board

Beth Martin Birky, Jeff Gundy, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Bobby Meyer-Lee, Paul Meyer Reimer, Maurice Mierau, Barbara Nickel, John D. Roth, Kyle Schlabach, Duane Stoltzfus, Hildi Froese Tiessen