Call for Proposals: Mennonite/s Writing VII: Movement, Transformation, Place

March 12-15, 2015

Fresno Pacific University

Co-sponsors: Fresno Pacific University and Hesston College       

Proposals for scholarly papers, creative writing presentations, and panel discussions are sought for the seventh conference on Mennonite writing. The conference will both celebrate and examine such writing as it continues to develop its global reach. We especially welcome papers that address experiences of movement, transformation, and/or place, and their influences on literary culture.

The theme is intended to be broadly interpreted. Movement, for instance, may be migrations across borders and cultures, from rural to urban settings, or movement may be symbolic, intellectual, physical or emotional. Transformation may be internal, external, or relational; it could be completed or in process. Place, again, may have tangible, material connotations, or it may be a remembered context or sought after ground in a philosophical or theological sense.

The conference welcomes a wide variety of voices and seeks to create a site of learning and inspiration. Writers of all ages, disciplines, and cultural or ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to submit proposals and attend the conference.

Deadline is October 1, 2014. For submission details and other information:

www.fresno.edu/mennos-writing