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Highland’s ‘The Prairie Wind’ is now available

Prairie Wind 2020 cover featuring a lion drawing

The 2020 issue of the “The Prairie Wind” art and literary magazine is now available at the Highland Community College campus, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

The “Prairie Wind” can be picked up at:

•         The Clarence Mitchell Library, Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center, second floor

•         J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore, Student/Conference Center, first floor

•         The Fine Arts Office, Ferguson Fine Arts Center

“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: Walker Arand, Linda M. Hoch Auman, Ellen Bartels, Angel Bay, JE Bristol, Cathy Conder, Melinda Cook, Perry DeGraw, William Delp, Emery Durow, Ruth Ann Geary, Jane Goodspeed, Roger Goodspeed, Katrina Guthrie, Benjamin Hale, Anne Swan-Johnson, Alex Kodatt, Rhonda Lampe, Brandon Loos, Baylee Manus, Anita Meyers, Nanette Mosher, Barbara Nowak, Anna Patterson, Gray Phillips, Dawn Quante, Amber Roach, Kellene M. Simler, Marybeth Simler, Nina Stachewicz, Andrew Ivan-Dante Stonewall, Dale Thruman, Adam Watkins, Kathleen Manning Weber, and Sheila Kelly Welch

For more information on the Prairie Wind, visit

While on campus, people must not have COVID-19 symptoms, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer.