Joining Voices Together; Mennonite/s Writing IX

Issue 2021, vol. 75

Joining Voices Together is the biennial Worship and the Arts Symposium at Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., Nov. 5-8, 2021.

The 2021 symposium will continue the celebration and exploration of the new hymnal of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, Voices Together, which was introduced to congregations this year. The symposium will include lectures, workshops, visual art and singing.

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Mennonite/s Writing IX: Responding to the Past, Creating the Future has been rescheduled a second time, for late September/early October 2022 at Goshen (Ind.) College.

The conference was originally planned for October 2020 to mark the 30th anniversary of the first Mennonite/s Writing conference in Waterloo, Ontario, in 1990. Since 1990, seven more conferences have helped to establish Mennonite literature as a presence in both creative writing and literary criticism. “Responding to the Past, Creating the Future” hopes to reflect on this history, celebrate new and ongoing work, and encourage the Mennonite/s Writing project as it moves into its fourth decade. The conference will include a day of pre-conference workshops for students, creative writers and teachers. Planners are especially interested in welcoming new and diverse voices while honoring past accomplishments.

For more information, contact Ann Hostetler at