Mennonite/s Writing VI Conference

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  • Kirsten Beachy welcomes conference participants Thursday night.
  • Poet Todd Davis reads Thursday night.
  • Mennonite/s Writing participants enjoy the opening event of the arts festival.
  • Mennonite/s Writing conference participants chose sessions from a full program of events.
  • Joan Griffing leads the strings in Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
  • Joan Griffing leads the strings in Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Thursday evening.
  • Group book signing.
  • Conference participants Eileen Kinch, David Stenson, Jane Burkholder, and Grace Jones mingle at the group book signing.
  • Poets Esther Stenson and Cheryl Denise Miller sign books.
  • Pat Swartzendruber, Thia Shenk, and other readers get acquainted with books by conference authors.
  • Julia Spicher Kasdorf signs a copy of her latest collection, Poetry in America.
  • Readers and writers meet at a group book signing.
  • Jeff Gundy enjoys a break with Chad Gusler and Jessica Penner.
  • Students from EMU, Goshen, and Bluffton took part in the conference.
  • Ann Hostetler shares about the state of Mennonite writing in the United States Friday afternoon.
  • Publishers Phyllis and Merle Good spoke on getting into print.
  • Tena and Rudy Wiebe in front of Joseph Funk's house in Singers Glen.
  • Ann Hostetler (Goshen) and Vi Dutcher (EMU) share smiles and teaching tips at a Mennonite literature teaching round table.
  • Participants at the teaching Mennonite literature lunch discussion.
  • Hildi Froese Tiessen at the teaching Mennonite literature lunch discussion.
  • Charlottesville poet Gregory Orr takes questions following his lecture on ethics and aesthetics in lyric poetry.
  • Panelists respond to conference themes in a Saturday evening discussion.
  • Michael King introduces a reading by poets of Cascadia Publishing House.
  • Cheryl Denise shares poetry at the Cascadia Publishing House reading.
  • Chris Longenecker performs her poetry at the Cascadia Publishing House reading.
  • Becca J.R. Lachman reads from her new poetry collection, The Apple Speaks.
  • Lee Snyder reads from her memoir at the Cascadia Publishing House reading.
  • Robert Hostetter at a reading of his new work, PASSION: Scenes adapted from dialogues with peacemakers in Israel-Palestine.
  • Omar Eby responds to a tribute at Sunday night's banquet.
  • Elaine Sommers Rich responds to a tribute by sharing the names of writers, editors, and publishers who paved the way for her work.
  • Kenneth J. Nafziger leads the Sunday morning service of Words and Worship. Braydon Hoover, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, and Kirsten Beachy join in song.