Martens Friesen and Nisly present at Mennonites Writing conference

Fran Martens Friesen, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Humanities

Fran Martens Friesen, M.A., assistant professor of English, and Hope Nisly, MLS, acquisitions librarian, presented at the 2017 Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies Conference Mennonites Writing VIII: Personal Narratives of Place and Displacement, October 19-21 at the University of Winnipeg. Martens Friesen presented “Adoption, Faith and Belonging” and Nisly presented “Family, Nonviolence and Social Class in Adoption: One Family’s Story.” Conference materials described Mennonites Writing VII as “Interweaving historical, literary, and theological interpretive lines to explore Mennonite personal narratives of dislocation resulting from violence and forced migration from religious and cultural conflict in the 20th and 21st centuries.” More here



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations