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Two Views of boy – 1

Victor Enns, Boy (Regina, SK: Hagios Press, 2012). 103 pages, $17.95 available from McNally Robinson Booksellers in person or by mail reviewed by Jan Horner Victor Enns’s latest book of poetry Boy is a work of memoir. The photograph of his family that illustrates the cover page invites the reader to understand the book as […]

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Two Views of boy – 2

Victor Enns, Boy (Regina, SK: Hagios Press, 2012). 103 pages, ISBN: 978-1-926710-14-3 available from McNally Robinson Booksellers in person or by mail order for $17.95  Reviewed by Angeline Schellenberg Victor Enns’s fourth poetry collection paints a picture of a rural Manitoba boyhood in a time when TV was new and boys could bike across the […]

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2013 RHUBARB JUDGE’S CHOICE OPEN WRITING CONTESTS

This year Rhubarb’s writing contests are unique to each judge and genre, as our judges  make up the kind of contest they would like to judge (and do so for free). Entries can be submitted anytime until our March 31st, 2014 deadline.We’ll bring our PayPal shopping cart function up to speed to include on-line payment […]

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RHUBARB #34 Call for Submissions

Deadline September 3rd Publication date: December 2013 We are looking for new, unpublished work on any subject from writers and artists who self-define as Mennonites, whether practicing, declined, lapsed or resistant; we also accept writing and visual art by non-Mennonites about Mennonites. GENERAL GUIDELINES Poetry: Up to 30 lines (preferred) Fiction and non-fiction: Up to […]

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Getting the Strap – Part 4 of 4

This is the final instalment in a four part series prompted by recents news stories about four Manitoba Mennonite parents being charged with assault. I  welcome comments and other strap stories.  If  your story is  too long for a comment response send it to me by email and I’ll post. A complete copy of this […]

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Getting the strap – Part 2 of 4

This is the second in a four part series. The third will foillow later today, the fourth tomorrow. Earlier this week I posted a story from the Winnipeg Free Press on Facebook about Mennonite children being removed from a Mennonite community in southwestern Manitoba because they were being assaulted by their fathers, and in one […]

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New Rhubarb Website Launches Tomorow

Rhubarb magazine, published by the Mennonite Literary Societyy (MLS)  since 1998, launches it’s first professionnally designed website tomorrow. Compelete  with PayPal enabled e-commerce, the new site marks the next step for the magazine that provides a venue for loosely defind Mennonite (praticising,  lapsed, declined, resistant) voices, making new music. The website address renains the same […]

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One More Time…….Repetition not for monotony, but for the esctacy it induces – Martha Graham

The Mennonite Literary Society, publishers of Rhubarb magazine, launch their 32nd issue with Mennonite Sex as its theme on March 26th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in the Prairie Ink Restaurant McNally Robinson, Winnipeg. Edited by Di Brandt (poetry) Andreas Schroeder (non-fiction) and Armin Wiebe (Fiction and Drama) the issue features writers addressing (some gingerly, others more aggressively) the […]

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Rhubarb Launches Mennonite Sex March 26

The Mennonite Literary Society, publishers of Rhubarb magazine, launch their 32nd issue with Mennonite Sex as its theme on March 26th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in the Prairie Ink Restaurant McNally Robinson, Winnipeg. Edited by Di Brandt (poetry) Andreas Schroeder (non-fiction) and Armin Wiebe (Fiction and Drama) the issue features writers addressing (some gingerly, others […]

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Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre One Act Playwriting Contest

Deadline: September 3, 2013 Description Rhubarb announces a playwriting contest sponsored by the Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre Society and the Mennonite Literary Society, with up to $1,500 in prize money. Playwrights who self-identify as Mennonites are asked to submit original one-act plays, preferably, but not necessarily, on a Mennonite theme of up to thirty minutes. Plays […]

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