Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is excited to host Brian Lee Young (Navajo), author of Healer of the Water Monster, as part of the 2022 Fine Arts Week this April. The free event featuring a reading and book signing by Brian Lee Young will take place on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm in the Ruth A. Myers Library or via Zoom.

Brian Lee Young is a winner of the American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Middle Grade Novel. His thrilling adventure, Healer of the Water Monster, explores Navajo cosmology and climate change as the book’s hero, 11-year-old Nathan, discovers the healing power of courage, compassion, and ceremony. “This is not just a book for kids. People of all ages will love it!” shared FDLTCC English faculty member and author, Rain Newcomb. “The English Department is so excited to give our students the opportunity to meet Brian Young and see how writing can change the world.” For more information on this fun event, visit or contact Rain Newcomb at rnewcomb*AT*

Brian Lee Young Event

The 2022 Fine Arts Week also includes a release party for The Thunderbird Review on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 pm in the Ruth A. Myers Library. The event will celebrate the release of the 10th anniversary edition of this inclusive journal based out of FDLTCC.

“The Thunderbird Review seeks to fulfill FDLTCC’s mission to be a union of cultures through inclusivity,” said FDLTCC English faculty member and author, Darci Schummer. “It provides an important opportunity for students at FDLTCC to share their creative work with the community. For many students, their first experience with publication is through The Thunderbird Review. And, since the journal publishes both student work and the work of people who have been creating, publishing, and exhibiting work for decades, it creates a conversation between emerging writers and artists and those who are seasoned veterans of their craft.” The event is free and open to the public and copies of the journal will be available for purchase.  For more information, please visit or email Darci Schummer at dschummer*AT*

The Thunderbird Review Release Party


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