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A selection of creative work from the conference.
by Ann Hostetler
The work in this issue represents a sampling of work from creative writers present at the Mennonite/s Writing VII conference in Fresno, California, held March 12-15, 2015 at Fresno Pacific University.
by Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Jean Janzen and Rudy Wiebe each read from recently published books at the conference. Julia Spicher Kasdorf's introduction to their plenary reading honors their productivity and demonstrates the power of a literary legacy.
by Sofia Samatar
Sofia Samatar, who read from a memoir in progress at the Fresno Conference, raises the question, "What is a Mennonite Writer?" with Canadian fiction writer Greg Bechtel.
by Abigail Carl-Klassen
Reflections on Old Colony Mennonites in Mexico.
by Jessica Penner
Excerpt from Shaken in the Water, a novel
by Kathleen Weaver Kurtz
A Reflection on My Mother-In-Law
by Joseph Gascho
Word and image from a medical perspective
by Laura Hostetler
Excerpt from a Memoir in Progress, Bridging Worlds
by Diana Zimmerman
After the Mennonite/s Writing Conference