California Mennonite Historical Society

1998 Annual Meeting

Glenna Janzen
"From Bread and Salt to Roasted Zwieback and Tears:
Family Stories From the 1920s Russian Mennonites"

Glenna Janzen is a storyteller from St. Catharines, Ontario. She tells family and Mennonite stories, as well as folktales, fairy tails, myths and epics. Glenna gives workshops on storytelling, works with Worldwise International Awareness Centre in their cross-cultural and anti-racism project "Fiesta Cultural," teaches "Anytime Rhymes," and has helped plan numerous storytelling festivals. Glenna is a founding member of the Storytellers Guild of Niagara, and a member of The Burlington Storytelling Guild, the Storytellers School of Toronto, and Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada. She is the Cock Robin columnist for Appleseed Quarterly: The Canadian Journal of Storytelling, and has travelled to Ukraine with the Mennonite Heritage Cruise twice to tell stories.

Saturday, April 18, 1998
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
4824 E. Butler Avenue
Fresno, California

Schedule of Events

Genealogical workshop in the Manitoba Room of the MB Biblical Seminary, led by Alan Peters

Dinner in the British Columbia Lounge, MB Biblical Seminary, followed by a brief business meeting

Program in the MB Biblical Seminary Chapel, featuring stories by Glenna Janzen