Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has published the sixth edition of its literary and arts 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 journal received over 120 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 Aimee Reece, Suzanne VanHoever, Jade Sellon, Matthew Follmer, Claira Krikava, 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.
“Working on the local literary journal was like a glance into a small publishing company, and I got to be a part of it,” said student editor Suzanne VanHoever. “It was an amazing way to hear the voices and see the talent of the community. I loved to see that I wasn’t alone in my love for writing, reading, and art. It was really interesting to see how much work goes into making a book and how difficult it is to choose the submissions to be published.”
Student editor Tekla Stolberg shared a similar sentiment. “Working on the journal gives me a chance not only to be heard but to hear the voices of the people in the community around me,” said Stolberg. “Each person has a unique creative center that we love to bring to life.”
On Thursday, April 12 at 4:00 pm, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host a book release party that will bring together the anthology’s featured artists and writers for a public reading and refreshments in the campus commons. The event is part of the college’s annual Fine Arts Week, which celebrates local creativity and talent found on campus and throughout the region. The event is free and open to the public, and copies of the journal will be available for purchase at the event.
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.