Plenary Conference Events: Video Links

See below for embedded YouTube videos of conference plenaries.

Plenary conference talks and readings by

Casey Plett

Julia Spicher Kasdorf/ Steven Rubin

Sofia Samatar

Cascadia Writers - with Jeff Gundy, Jean Janzen, et al.

Rachel Yoder with Sheri Hostetler

Banquet, Part One: Tributes

Hildi Froese Tiessen, Banquet Keynote

Patrick Friesen, Banquet Poetry Reading

Voices Together: Singing in the Presence of Images/ Writing Mennonite Hymn Texts

with Magdalene Redekop and Adam Tice


About the Author

Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler is the editor of A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry (Univ. of Iowa Press 2003) and author of two collections of poems, Empty Room with Light (Dreamseeker 2002) and Safehold (Dreamseeker 2017). Her poems and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including The American Scholar, Poet Lore, The Valparaiso Poetry Review,Rhubarb Magazine, Testimonies and Tongue Screws: Poems, Stories, and Essays Inspired by the Martyr's Mirror, Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (2010), The Mennonite Quarterly Review and PMLA . Professor Emerita of English at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, Hostetler is the web site editor of the Center for Mennonite Writing and co-editor of its Journal. She directed the 2022 Mennonite/s Writing conference at Goshen College.