We had planned to host a one-day structured writing retreat in Toronto, with TMTC associate Allison Murray (pictured) as our facilitator, on March 27th. Structured writing retreats give people a chance to dedicate time to writing while also breaking up the typically lonely experience that writing can be. We were looking forward to gathering a group together, feeding them, and giving them the chance to make progress on their writing projects in a supportive, communal environment. When the University of Toronto urged the cancellation of all discretionary events we thought we wouldn’t be able to host the retreat after all. But, with a bit of work, we were able to adapt the retreat program and move it online!
Given the evolving circumstances surrounding the response to the global pandemic, the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre's Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference, scheduled for 18–20 June 2020, has been postponed.
Sarah Kathleen Johnson is the winner of the 2019 A. James Reimer Award. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and a Visiting Fellow at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, her academic home while conducting ethnographic research in Toronto.
The planning committee is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the upcoming ninth biennial graduate student conference, to be held at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA from June 18–20, 2020.