Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the fifth edition of its literary anthology, the Thunderbird Review. The 100-page book features writing and art from FDLTCC students as well as residents of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities.
The journal received over 90 submissions this year, and the editorial staff spent a significant amount of time reading and discussing the submissions to decide which pieces to include. Student editors Byron Doebler, Jaymi Perry, Aimee Reece, and Tekla Solberg worked with FDLTCC 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. “I really enjoyed reading everyone’s work and seeing the diversity of styles,” student editor Aimee Reece says.
FDLTCC hosted a book release party that brought together the anthology’s featured artists and writers 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 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.
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.