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Ruth Wiebe, a generous supporter of Mennonite Literary Society 2.0 and its publication Rhubarb, died unexpectedly n St. Boniface Hospital June 2, 2018 in Winnipeg at the age of 71. “I always knew I could give Ruth a call if I needed to check reality – or fantasy for that matter. It’s going to take […]

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Mennonite Anthologies Launch

The Mennonite Literary Society launches 9 Mennonite Stories, a twin to Rhubarb issue 41, Thursday October 19th at X-cues, 551 Sargent Avenue, doors open at 7:00 pm. There is no cover charge. It’s a new venue for Rhubarbarians, with lots of room, and the usual popular Thursday night X-cues live band jam follows at 9 […]

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A (Dead) Mennonite Literary Society Fundraising Faspa Feast A unique fundraiser honouring our ancestors to see if we can  recognize them from your five minute talk. The Ultimate Mennonite Name Game. Publisher Victor Enns will host and serve at his Willow Island retreat Sunday afternoon April 23, 2017 To attend, please register asap via email […]

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

RHUBARB PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT August 17, 2016 You are invited to celebrate Rhubarb 39, our Dis/Ability issue on Wednesday, September 7, at 7:30 Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Highway. Lara Rae of the Winnipeg Comedy festival, will host : Angeline Schellenberg, Ruth Enns, Kevin Spenst (by Skype from Vancouver) Jim Derksen and Dianne Driedger. R39 Editor […]

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RHUBARB CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS WANTED: Essays on contemporary Canadian Mennonite poetry 10-20 manuscript pages long. Essays to be submitted in standard MS WORD format on or before June 6, 2016, c/o Ted Dyck, Editor, [email protected] NON-Mennonite essayists are desired, ALL are welcome. Reward $200. ESSAY If you’re sure about it, you don’t have to essay […]

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Envoi Poetry Circle #2 Published: November 20, 2015 Envoi Poetry Circle #2, January 13, 2016 7:30 pm, Sam’s Place 159 Henderson Highway (free parking in the adjacent lot) Envoi and the Mennonite Literary Society’s Poetry Project, are pleased to announce Poetry Circle #2, featuring The Gladys Elegies by Barbara Nickel (especially the Gladys Elegies sequence […]

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The process is still a little bit lumpy but you can now subscribe to Rhubarb magazine for the next four issues at half-off the cover price. How Mennonite do you have to be to be interested? Check our inclusive definition on our About page. Click subscribe at to save and give a subscription FREE, […]

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Tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, Rhubarb 36, “Earth & Gardens”  featuring work by Lloyd Ratzlaff, Sandra Birdsell, Gathie Falk, Elsie K Neufeld and many more is being launched at Sam’s Place (159 Henderson) at 7:30. Angelline Schellenberg will be the featured reader. Minimum $5.00 cover for MCC, then 3 more Five buck options if you happen […]

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RHUBARB LAUNCHES R:35 Breaking Mennonite; Living in the City

RHUBARB LAUNCHES R:35 Breaking Mennonite; Living in the City 7:30 pm, Friday April 25th, 2014 Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, CMU Campus FEATURING DAVID BERGEN & PATRICK FRIESEN   who have new work in this issue. Free to Mennonite Literary Society members, or by donation, renewal, or subscription. Reserve your seat by emailing [email protected] Cheques can […]

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Rhubarb #33 Mennonite Theatre Issue Launch

The Mennonite Literary Society launches Rhubarb’s Mennonite Theatre issue on Sunday, October 27th at Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg. Doors open at 2:00, program at 3:00 featuring Steven Ratzlaff presenting a monologue from his work and actress Maggie Nagle reading from Patrick Friesen’s new dramatic work “crazy bone.” Both playwrights are featured in the […]

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