Rhubarb 38 “The Gender Issue” is at Friesens being printed. It will be mailed by the end of January. It’s the first issue helmed by our new Executive Editor, Berni Friesen. I remain as Publisher, which means it’s my job to raise money and balance budgets and relate to the Mennonite Literary Society Board of […]
Author Archives: Victor Enns
From the Publisher’s Desk; or It’s time to get excited (and check out our shopping cart for Christmas!)
BERNICE FRIESEN was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, and grew up on her grandparents’ Henry and Sarah Friesen’s homestead. The life of her great-grandfather’s family has been written in The Mulberry Tree by Victor Carl Friesen and his mother Anna Friesen (Sarah’s sister).
Sam’s Place Hosts Envoi Poetry Circle #1, Featuring Violinmaker’s Lament and Cutthroats and other poems 7:30 pm, Sam’s Place, Wednesday, October 14
THE MENNONITE LITERARY SOCIETY INC. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING September 24, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
Rhubarb’s theme for our next issue, R38, is Gender. What does gender mean to you? We’d like to hear from writers, poets and artists that self identify as Mennonites, whether your submission is fact, fiction, a bit of both, a visual image, or poetry. Deadline: October 1.
I saw my first rhubarb shoot pushing its way through the gravel at the front of our Wolseley backyard parking pad this morning. I enjoy more sunlight, fewer clothes, geese heading north, and family meals in our porch. This issue of Rhubarb has been a long time coming, but you’ll see it’s worth it. “Mennonite […]
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: September 5, 2015 Job Description Review current guidelines for Rhubarb book reviews Maintain a list of Rhubarb reviewers (we have a list, always need more, and contact info updated) Encourage publishers to send books to Rhubarb to review
I hated gardening, growing up in Gretna. I hated getting my hands dirty, getting sweaty during the three hours every summer morning I pulled my weight gathering provisions for our family for winter. I was convinced this wasn’t just my father making me work, but The Father, making me pay for Adam and Eve’s indiscretion. […]
Last summer, Rhubarb publisher Victor Enns asked award-winning author Sandra Birdsell about the rewards and challenges of gardening. What’s the first garden you remember? My earliest garden was my grandparents’ garden—the Schroeder grandparents in Morris. I lived with them at an early age, with my mother and about five of her children, while my father served […]
Rhubarb’s theme for our next issue, R38, is Gender. What does gender mean to you? We’d like to hear from writers, poets and artists that self identify as Mennonites, whether your submission is fact, fiction, a bit of both, a visual image, or poetry. Deadline: June 30.
Rhubarb is seeking blog submissions from people who self-define as Mennonites, whether practicing, declined, lapsed or resistant! See here for inspiration. Please send your submissions to [email protected]
Rhubarb’s Earth & Gardens launch featured a reading by poet Angeline Schellenberg. Photos provided by Anthony Mark Photography.