Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has published the fifth edition of its literary anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The 100-page book features writing and art submitted by students from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and residents of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities.
The journal received over 90 submissions this year to consider for inclusion, and the editorial staff spent a significant amount of time reading and discussing the submissions to decide which pieces to include. This year, student editors Byron Doebler, Jaymi Perry, Aimee Reece and Tekla Solberg worked with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College English instructor Darci Schummer to produce the publication.
The Thunderbird Review anthology provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in writing, editing, and publishing at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
“I really enjoyed reading everyone’s work and seeing the diversity of styles,” student editor Aimee Reece said.
On Thursday, April 27, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College hosted a book release party that brought together the anthology’s featured artists and writers for an event in the campus commons. The event was part of the college’s annual Fine Arts Week, which celebrates local creativity and talent found on campus and throughout the region.
The book release event featured many of the newly published authors plus established writers from the region in an open mic setting of readings from the anthology. Current FDLTCC students Aimee Reece, Jaymi Perry, Tekla Solberg, and graduate Izabel Johnson were among the readers as well as local writers Jan Chronister, Sharon Schuck, John Herold, and Peggy Trojan.
For more information or to purchase a copy of The Thunderbird Review, contact Darci Schummer at 218-879-0845 or via email at dschummer*AT*fdltcc.edu. People interested in purchasing copies of the anthology can find them at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Bookstore for $5 each. Funds from book sales go toward producing the current publication as well as the next edition.
For more information about the Creative Writing Club at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, visit the web page here.
The Thunderbird Review, fifth edition

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