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Monday, June 24, 2019

Huron River Review Honored by Columbia Press Association

One look at the vivid turquoise peacock in full display on its front cover and the impressive variety of personal expression inside its pages, and you know you’re looking at an exceptional publication.

So did the judges for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, who awarded the ninth edition of WCC’s award-winning literary magazine, The Huron River Review, a 2010 Gold Crown in the magazine category. It’s the highest honor that the association bestows.

“A lot of talented and hardworking people contributed,” said English instructor Tom Zimmerman, who established the publication and edits it. “I think this makes a total of 51 awards for the HRR since its inception in 2002.”

The Review includes a wide array of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, illustrations, photography, and graphic design. Here are just a few examples:

  • A moving painting by Judy Bemis of determined Liberian women dressed in white behind signs demanding peace
  • Nature photography by Glenn Hieber and Anastasia Gale, among others
  • Eight Haiku by Roma Ziarnko
  • A very personal look at the discipline of writing by Damion Anatole Knight

According to the CSPA, 1,434 magazines, newspapers, yearbooks, and online publications of member organizations were eligible to enter the Crown Award competition. Only six college magazines, four newspapers, one online magazine, three online newspapers, and four yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards.

Copies of the Huron River Review are for sale at the WCC bookstore for $6. The 2011 issue of The Huron River Review will be published later this spring.

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