English Department launches online Center for Mennonite Writing

Ervin Beck and Ann Hostetler

Ervin Beck and Ann Hostetler

For people interested in Mennonite writing, there is now one place to go online for a multitude of resources: the Center for Mennonite Writing (CMW). CMW, a project of the college’s English Department, was launched as a Web site in the middle of January at: www.mennonitewriting.org.

“We’ve had enthusiastic responses from some of our contributors, and we hope that more people who care about Mennonite Writing will find that Goshen College is a virtual hub for this sort of ongoing creative activity,” said site editor and Professor of English Ann Hostetler.

The site has three components: a journal section that includes new writing and criticism; a resources section that includes writers’ biographies, bibliographies, links to other relevant sites and classic Mennonite texts; and a community section that is interactive and includes forums and discussion groups.

The bi-monthly journal, called the “CMW Journal,” will be initially guest edited by Professor Emeritus of English Ervin Beck and will reflect “the best of contemporary Mennonite writing” in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and criticism.

– By Jodi H. Beyeler

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