Connie T. Braun is a poet, memoirist, speaker and instructor. Connie has written and published many manuscripts of diverse genres including poetry, memoir, book reviews and academic papers; her work has been published in books, journals and anthologies. Her areas of interest and expertise include Mennonite Studies and Creative Writing. Connie writes on themes of family history, ethnicity, immigration/emigration, loss, (dis)placement and (dis)location. Her personal family research has culminated in rich poetry tracing her own roots, as well as in the writing of her books, The Steppes Are The Colour of Sepia published in 2008 by Ronsdale Press and Unspoken: An Inheritance of Words (2016). Connie speaks and gives readings and presentations to literary, historical, religious and writing groups and organizations, in addition to teaching Creative Writing in B.C., Canada. Connie has been Writer-in-Residence, regularly attends conferences and retreats, giving poetry readings and academic papers. In addition, she has completed a Master's in Fine Arts (MFA)(Creative Writing) from the University of British Columbia.
"In my writing, I employ memory, imagination, and silence in constructing narratives and as a Canadian, much of my published work has focused on the ethics of writing from the site and context of my own life, for those who experienced what I have not..."--Connie T. Braun