Author Archives: Victor Enns

From the Publisher’s Desk; or It’s time to get excited (and check out our shopping cart for Christmas!)

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 […]

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Bernice Friesen New Executive Editor of Rhubarb Magazine

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).

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GET POETRY!

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

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The Mennonite Literary Society AGM Notice

THE MENNONITE LITERARY SOCIETY INC. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING September 24, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

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Call for Submissions

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.

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From the Publisher’s Desk

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 […]

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Rhubarb Book Review Editor Sought

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

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Earth & Gardens

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. […]

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The Green Gardens of Paradise: An interview with Sandra Birdsell

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 […]

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Call for Submissions

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.

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Rhubarb seeking blog submissions

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]

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Photos from Rhubarb’s 36th launch at Sam’s Place

Rhubarb’s Earth & Gardens launch featured a reading by poet Angeline Schellenberg. Photos provided by Anthony Mark Photography.

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Rhubarb is free! Donations are welcome…

By Tim Brandt

It’s time for us to offer complimentary copies of Rhubarb – we can’t store these treasures forever!

Let us know how many of which issue(s) you would like and how we can get these to you  –  we cannot afford to cover postage.

We are particularly interested in donating issues to libraries and schools for classroom use – we do want the magazines used and the words read!

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and yes – we can still offer tax receipts for any donation over $10