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    Call for Papers - The Russlaeder Centenary

    July 27, 2022

    The Russlaender Mennonites: War, Dislocation, and New Beginnings

    July 14–15, 2023

    A Conference Hosted by the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies
    at The University of Winnipeg

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    Hearing the Brush: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer

    May 13, 2022

    Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

    Hearing the Brush: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer

    April 6, 2022- July 10, 2022



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    Mennonite/s Writing IX - Registration & Dates

    May 1, 2022

    Mennonite/s Writing IX: Responding to the Past, Creating the Future

    September 29-October 2, 2022 Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, USA


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    New Exhibit Dates! - The Rohrers

    January 21, 2021

    Palmer Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State University

    "Field Language," Paintings by Warren Rohrer

    (free and open to the public with timed admission):Feb. 10-May 30, 2021

    Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA - Paintings by Warren Rohrer and Poems by Jane Rohrer

    April 6, 2022- July 10, 2022

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    New and Forthcoming in the Journal of Mennonite Writing

    October 23, 2020

    Our current issue commemorates Mennonite/s Writing IX, held onSeptember 29-October 2, 2022 at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, USA

    Featured here are links to the keynote and banquet addresses, tributes to five shapers of the field, essays, poems, and links to music, as well as reviews of several new and important books.

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    'The Tree of Life' by Sarah Klassen

    October 2, 2020

    Sarah Klassen's book of poetry, The Tree of Life, is available for preorder now!

    Advanced Praise:

    A call to compassion, The Tree of Life is oxygen for the weary, and Klassen a prophet at the crossroads of our moment and the eternal. She invites us on a pilgrimage from primeval myth to dreams of paradise—through prairie picnics, temple ruins, across deserts alongside the displaced—into a place where the soul, though troubled, knows all manner of thing shall be well.

    —Angeline Schellenberg, author of Fields of Light and Stone

    Tuned to time—ancient, apocalyptic, and current, these poems sing of pilgrimage, …

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    New Book of Poetry by Patrick Friesen

    October 2, 2020

    Patrick Friesen's latest book, Outlasting the Weather, is a collection of his poetry spanning from 1994-2020.

    “The poems in this volume represent the second half of an already auspicious literary career that began in Manitoba and has continued unabated to this day in Victoria B.C.Outlasting the Weather, a collection twenty-six years in the making, displays an astonishing range of achievement from a writer who has continued to change and evolve while pushing the limits in exploring the human journey. Friesen has found great depth and solace in collaboration in theatre, dance, translation and music. Whether touching upon …

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    Maggie Redekop and 'Making Believe'

    September 25, 2020

    Maggie Redekop is a Professor Emerita of English at the University of Toronto. Her latest book is called Making Believe: Questions about Mennonites and Art. She describes the book as "part criticism, part memoir." It is currently available for purchase through the University of Manitoba press, linked here.

    Check out this interview with her by Andrew Unger, linkedhere.

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    Poetry of Jane Rohrer - Acquiring Land

    September 23, 2020

    Acquiring Land, Jane Rohrer's second published volume of poems, appears as #17 in the Dreamseeker Poetry series of Cascadia Press. Edited and with an introduction by poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf, these eighteen poems are culled from a life lived with an artist' sensibility in the company of artists. Pushing back against the hypocrisy that piety and provincialism often exact, the poems are reports from a keen and conscious sensibility steeped in both modernist poetics and the writer's love of land, place, and a rigorous honesty to inner landscapes.

    The book is available from major online outlets or your local …

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    Field Language: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer

    September 23, 2020

    A sumptuously illustrated catalog including poems, paintings, and essays by scholars and artists.

    Edited by Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Christiopher Reed, and Joyce Henri Robinson