About the CMW Community

The CMW Community offers a space for readers, writers, students, and scholars to interact around the subject of Mennonite writing. It houses the Journal discussion as well as the CMW News.

The Journal Discussion is a forum feature that allows readers to interact with and respond to articles and literary works published in the Journal of Mennonite Writing.

The CMW News section features the latest on conferences, publications, awards, and other news concerning Mennonite writers. To send items for inclusion in the news, please use the contact form.

Editorial Staff

Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler

CMW Site Editor and Journal Co-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

Journal Co-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.

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