The Thunderbird Review Book CoverFond du Lac Tribal and Community College have published the seventh edition of its literary and art anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The journal 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 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.
The journal received many high-quality submissions this year, from both established and emerging writers and artists. The editorial staff spent much time poring over the submissions and had some great discussions about them. The student editors this year were Matthew Follmer, Tekla Stolberg, Josh Sutherland, Shania DeLille, Hope Shostak, and Brandon Vanlear, and they worked with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College English instructor Darci Schummer to produce the publication.
This year’s edition is different from those of past years in that it features an area writer. The Thunderbird Review’s 2019 Featured Writer is prose poet and UWS professor, Julie Gard. An interview with Julie Gard as well as several pieces of her work welcomes readers into the anthology. After that opening, the journal is divided by genre and features work by Tekla Stolberg, Deborah Rasumussen, Tim White, Shania DeLille, Diana Randolph, Brandon Vanlear, D.A Huisentruit, and Felicia Schneiderhan, among several other writers and artists.
On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College hosted a book release party to bring together the anthology’s featured artists and writers for public reading and refreshments in the campus commons. The event was part of the college’s annual Fine Arts Week, which celebrates creativity and talent found on campus and throughout the region. The event was free and open to the public, and copies of the journal were available for purchase.
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* People interested in purchasing copies of the anthology can find them at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Bookstore for $5 each or on Amazon. Funds from book sales go toward producing the current publication as well as the next edition.


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