Special Mennonites & Sex Spring Issue launch with host Di Brandt and guest reader Katherena Vermette.
The Mennonite Literary Society, publishers of Rhubarb magazine, launch their 32nd issue with Mennonite Sex as its theme. 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 Mennonite taboo of sex.
Di Brandt is an acclaimed poet and critic whose most recent work is Walking to MojŠcar. She has won the Canadian Authorsí Association National Poetry Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and the Gerald Lampert Award, and been nominated for two Governor Generalís Awards. Brandt now holds a Canada Research Chair in Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University.
Katherena Vermette is a Metis/Mennonite writer of poetry and fiction. Her first full length collection, North End Love Songs was released in September 2012. Her work has appeared in several literary magazines and compilations, including, Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water. She currently splits her time (and psyche) between working on her Master of Fine Arts degree, hanging out with the Aboriginal Writers Collective of Manitoba, facilitating family literacy programs, and being an overbearing mother to two tweener girls.
Donít miss this one in a lifetime opportunity for Mennonite Sex, and get the issue hot off the Friesens presses before it is mailed in plain brown wrappers to Rhubarbís growing readership.