Author Archives: Victor Enns

Order 29 Mennonite Poets now

The Mennonite Literary Society is pleased to present  29 Mennonite Poets.  The stunning book cover features a painting by Deborah Dannelly and is designed by Terry Corrigan at Relish New Brand Experience. This 176-page anthology features the work of 29 Mennonite Poets, edited and introduced by Clarise Foster, the editor of Contemporary Verse 2.

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First ever collection of North American Mennonite Poets launched January 20th, 2017

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You’re Invited!

The Mennonite Literary Society celebrates the release of its first anthology on Friday January 20th, 7:30 p.m. at the Blaurock Café/Great Hall at Canadian Mennonite University, north campus. Published as a special issue of Rhubarb magazine, R40, Winter 2017, edited by Clarise Foster is included in subscriptions. The book 29 Mennonite Poets is another first for […]

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Please make cheques out to Mennonite Literary Society

A reminder that all cheques for subscriptions, purchases or donations must be made out to the Mennonite Literary Society, not Rhubarb Magazine.

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New Review Copy Address

Rhubarb welcomes our new reviews editor, Susie Fisher, on board. Please send all review copies to this new address:

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Rhubarb 39 Dis/Ability Launch

Wednesday, September 7, 7:30-9pm, 2016 at Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy

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Yuan Changming grew up in rural China, began to learn English at nineteen, and published monographs on translation before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in The Best Canadian Poetry anthology,, and The Threepenny Review.

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News From the Publisher’s Desk

SUBMIT TO SUBMITTABLE Rhubarb magazine is joining others in using the Submittable Service to keep track of our submissions, effective immediately. The [email protected] email will be discontinued completely by May 30. There are many advantages to using this submission program for writers, artists and publishers.

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Publisher to serve as first-ever Gimli Laundromat Poet-in-Residence

Gimli Manitoba Interlake Klean-All Laundry & Dry Kleaning, the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group, and the Envoi Literary Foundation are pleased to announce that Victor Enns will be the Klean-All Laundry Poet-in-Residence to celebrate poetry month. April is poetry month all over North America, celebrated annually every-which-way in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

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Theatre Projects Manitoba Presents ‘Reservations’ by Steven Ratzlaff

Co-Directors: Emma Tibaldo & Ian Ross Featuring: Sarah Constible, Tracy Nepinak & Steven Ratzlaff Theatre Projects Manitoba is presenting the world premiere of Reservations, by Steven Ratzlaff running March 10 – 20, 2016 at the Rachel Browne Theatre in Winnipeg. 

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Rhubarb #38, The Gender Issue 7:30, Thursday February 11th, 2016 at Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy

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Email issues resolved!

By Tim Brandt

Our Gmail email account is back:  [email protected] . You may contact us  there or through this website or via our facebook page @RhubarbMagazine  and you may certainly write to us at the Mennonite Literary Society, 606-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1H3.

Now is a good time to subscribe!

Speaking of facebook, we’ve got a fun little request going – we’re asking you to share any ‘Rhubarb culture’ images or memories or thoughts.

Our next issue ‘Mennonite Stories’ (R#41) will be out soon-ish!

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” – a (dead) Mennonite Literary Society Fundraiser for Rhubarb

By Tim Brandt

Bring your favorite dead Mennonite to Life at the Publisher’s Spring Faspa Feast!

Publisher Victor Enns will host and serve at his Willow Island retreat Sunday afternoon April 23, 2017

To attend, please register asap via email ([email protected]) as space is limited to 12 – yes this is a Last Supper of sorts, but promises to be inspiring and fun.

Bring a short (max 5 minutes) story/reading about or by your favorite deceased Mennonite person and don’t tell who it is – keep us guessing for a prize donated by the host.

This fundraiser dinner/evening will take place on the shore of Lake Winnipeg near Gimli and we will coordinate ridesharing to keep it fun and economical.

We are asking $100 per person to attend – all proceeds going to sustain Rhubarb