CONNIE T. BRAUN
Author and Poet
Connie T. Braun is a poet, memoirist, speaker and instructor. Having 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 , (2008) by Ronsdale Press and Unspoken: An Inheritance of Words (2016). Connie gives readings and presentations to literary, historical, religious and writing groups and organizations, in addition to teaching Creative Writing in B.C., Canada. She has been a Writer-in-Residence, regularly attending conferences and retreats, giving poetry readings and academic papers. Connie 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