Women poets partner for reading Jan. 10 at Goshen College

Women poets partner for reading Jan. 10 at Goshen College

GOSHEN, Ind. – Award-winning Canadian poet Di Brandt and Goshen College Associate Professor of English Ann Hostetler will read their poetry Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in Newcomer Center 19.

Brandt grew up in a Mennonite village in southern Manitoba and was the poetry editor for Prairie Fire magazine for five years. She currently teaches Creative Writing and Canadian Literature at the University of Windsor and is the author of four books of poetry and two books of prose. Brandt just taught a week-long poetry workshop at GC. Hostetler is the author of Empty Room with Light.

A reception hosted by the GC English Department will follow the poetry reading. The reading is free to the public.

On Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in Newcomer Center 19, students from the poetry workshop will read their new work also. The student poets include Jesse Conrad, Todd Efsits, Christiana Harms, Amanda Short, Anne Troyer, Maria Yoder, and Monica Zimmerman.


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.