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“Finally [in southern Manitoba] we have a landscape that is a literary text and that might be the greatest accomplishment of the Mennonite writer…” 
Robert Kroetsch

“This land that I love, this wide, wide prairie, this horizon, this sky, this great blue overhead, big enough to contain every dream, every longing.” 
Di Brandt

“Lesser’s an ugly little place with a sickness at its core, it’s full of death and gossip and churches.” 
David Bergen

Mennonite/s Writing:
Manitoba and Beyond

a fifth international conference on Mennonite/s Writing

Eckardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg
October 1-4, 2009
featuring a literary tour of southern Manitoba

“People come to East Village from all over the world for a first-hand look at simple living.” 
Miriam Toews

“this isn’t home/it’s a city I’ve come to/without expectations/
on my way home.” 
Patrick Friesen

“Place is character. Place is something that shapes you and your understanding of yourself . . .” 
Rudy Wiebe


Royden Loewen, Chair in Mennonite Studies, University of Winnipeg
Hildi Froese Tiessen, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo

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