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    Miriam Toews's 'All My Puny Sorrows' receives high recognition

    October 10, 2014

    Miriam Toews's newest novel, All My Puny Sorrows, is a finalist for the 2014 Rogers Writers' Trust Award as well as the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

    All My Puny Sorrows, released by Knopf Canada in April 2014, tells the story of two sisters, both accomplished, one suicidal and the other struggling to keep her sister alive.

    Toews's novel was selected as one of five finalists for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, which honors the best novel or short story collection of the year. Each finalist received $2,500, and the winner will receive $25,000. Toews's ...

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    Carrie Snyder finalist for Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

    October 10, 2014

    Carrie Snyder newest novel, Girl Runner, is a finalist for the 2014 Rogers Writers' Trust Award.

    Girl Runner, released by House of Anansi in August 2014, is the story of a fictional female runner who competes in the 800-meter race at the Olympic Games.

    Snyder's novel was selected as one of five finalists for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, which honors the best novel or short story collection of the year. Each finalist received $2,500, and the winner will receive $25,000. Girl Runner was selected from 127 submissions.

    Snyder, from Waterloo, Ontario, is the author of ...

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    Di Brandt chosen as Writer-in-Residence

    September 28, 2014

    Di Brandt, an admired Canadian poet, essayist, and literary critic, was selected as the Winnipeg Public Library's Writer-in-Residence for 2014-2015.

    Beginning this October and continuing until April 2015, she will work with the public through workshops and individual consultations. In addition, she will continue to concentrate on her own writing. The Writer-in-Residence program is designed to provide new, emerging, and established writers with a chance to recieve feedback on their manuscripts.

    “My mentoring philosophy is very simple," Di Brandt said. "I try to really ‘hear’ what the writer is trying to communicate and create in the work-in-progress, and to ...

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    October 1 Deadline! Mennonite/s Writing Submissions

    September 21, 2014

    There is still time to submit a proposal for Mennonite/s Writing VII: Movement, Transformation, and Place. The deadline is October 1. If you haven’t already submitted one, either creative or critical, now is the time. Please encourage the writers in your life to consider it, too. The full call for proposals and links for submissions can be found on our web site http://www.fresno.edu/mennos-writing. Also, watch the website for registration, which should be open shortly after October 1. See you at the conference next March 12-15, 2015!

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    An invitation to Mennonite Writers from Carol Ann Weaver

    September 19, 2014

    Call for writings about the earth . . . for a special composition

Recent Journal Discussion

  • Introduction

    On August 12, 2014 Jim Brenneman, President, GC wrote:

    Ann,

    Thanks for another great issue. I thoroughly enjoyed the songs as poetry, but also the several instances of links to the songs sung, and, especially, the commentary or interviews by and of the songwriters themselves. With gratitude to all!

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  • When the Roll is Called a Pyonder

    On May 20, 2014 Wanda D wrote:

    Life and logic as seen through the eyes of a child is so refreshing, before cynicism replaces curiosity. Reminds me very much of my own childhood.

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  • Poems by Anna Ruth

    On May 9, 2014 Dawn Nelson wrote:

    Loved the poems!

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