The 2019 issue of the “The Prairie Wind” art and literary magazine is now available at the following locations on the Highland Community College campus and in Freeport:
The Clarence Mitchell Library, Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center, second floor
- Rosemary Shockey Bookstore, Student/Conference Center, first floor
- The Fine Arts Office, Ferguson Fine Arts Center
- Starbucks, 780 W South St, Freeport, Ill.
- Higher Grounds, 1709 S West Ave, Freeport, Ill.
- Zealous Art Studio & Tattoo, 653 W Stephenson St, Freeport, Ill.
- Cork ‘n’ Keg & Liquors, 1823 S West Ave, Freeport, Ill.
“The Prairie Wind” is a diverse collection of poetry, artwork, photography, and music from the many members of the Highland community. It is produced annually by students and staff in the Humanities and Fine Arts departments at Highland Community College. Published since 1992, each issue is created by an editorial staff composed of students and volunteer community members who are guided by a team of faculty advisors. There is no cost for the magazine.
Contributors published in this year’s issue are: Carol Ahrens; Linda M. Hoch Auman; Ellen Bartels; Karen Beck; Cathy Conder; Melinda Cook; W. P. DeGraw; Barbara Fogel; Marcy Folgate; Ruth Ann Geary; Emily Gerke; Alex Getz; Lynn Giles; Jane Goodspeed; Roger Goodspeed; Katrina Guthrie; Faye Sanders-Hughes; Jan Kitazaki; John Y. Kitazaki; Anne Swan-Johnson; Hailie Lenz; Lane Lessman; Cassidy Loberg; Brandon Loos; Baylee Manus; Anita Meyers; Sydney Mitchell; Nanette Mosher; Madison Pitts; Kathleen Quiroz; Ethan Richter; Kellene M. Simler; Jenna Skarlupka; Nina Stachewicz; Daniel Tajlili; Barbara Untersee; Linda Vietmeyer; Margaret Watson; Kathleen Manning Weber; Sheila Kelly Welch, and Austin Williams