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The 2018 Issue Release

River Currents is excited to announce the 2018 Issue Release Party, Thurs. April 26 in room C-316. Please come celebrate the talented contributors and student staff of this year’s edition.

We’ll have free copies of the book available, refreshments, a open-mic hour, and a contributor art gallery.

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Contributors

Staff will provide you with copies of this year’s issue, a thank-you packet for your participation and interest in the publication, and the opportunity to read or present your work to a captive audience at the release celebration.

Students and Everyone Else

Meet the contributors, view the contributor art gallery, read your poetry, fiction, or other prose during an open-mic hour, feel the welcoming embrace of those interested in the creative arts, and hob-nob with IVCC’s talented students.

2018 IVCC Create Contest update: unfortunately we had too few submissions for our staff to feel comfortable naming contest winners.

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2018 Contributors

Announcing this year’s list of contributors. If your work is appearing in the 2018 issue, you’ll receive an email that lists the piece(s) selected for publication as well as details about the 2018 Release Reception taking place Thurs. April 26.

Poetry

Lisa Chounard
Emmy J. Cunico
Ridaq E.
Shane Peek
Brianna Salazar
Carolyn Taylor
J.B. Watson
Isabella Warmack

Fiction

J.Q. Church
Lainey Goolsby
Grim Jacobs

Visual Arts

Martha Hoffman
Abby Jordon
Danielle Lindenbaum
Abby Missey
Hannah Munson
Courtney Ossola
Rin Seibert
Megan Sliker
Lee Ward

Non-Fiction

J.Q. Church
Taylor Johnson

2017 Release Party

April 27, 2017 will hereby go down in history as the day River Currents hosted its 2017 Release Party with a wave of friendly and artsy reception, not to mention some wonderfully minty brownies. Thank you everyone who participated on the 2017 student staff, the 2017  IVCC Creates Contest winners, our talented contributors, and the mix of student, faculty, administration and staff attendees. We could not do what we do without the honesty and bravery of each IVCC student’s unique voice or the investment on part of faculty staff/administration to support student creativity.

Event Photos

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The 2017 cover designed by the talented Peggy Schneider

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Release Gallery

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Dr. Corcoran with attendees.

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Attendees

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Release Gallery

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Attendees

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IVCC Creates Contest:

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IVCC Creates First Place Prize

And if you’re already feeling nostalgic or want to be part of this awesomeness next year, consider being on staff or submitted your work to our current submission call. You can also be one of our creative arts students by enrolling in IVCC’s creative writing class, one of the art department art or photography courses, or explore the graphic design program.

 

2017 IVCC Creates Contest Results

It’s here!! The results of the River Currents IVCC Creates Contest. This year we included the special guest judge Ari Ochuba–last year’s art/photography category winner (who also took runner-up and honorable mention). All those who placed in the contest will be published in our forthcoming 2017 issue, out in April this year, and will be honored at our release party (date TBA but planned for mid-to-late April).

Our 2017 Selection Process

We reviewed all submissions for the contest this year since it was clear that a few students intended to submit to the contest but used the “general submission” guidelines by mistake. We overlooked that misunderstanding and decided to include everyone in the contest. Because why not?!  River Currents student staff considered all pre-copy-edited written submissions and viewed visual submissions and 3D artwork saved as high quality color files. Our special guest judge, Ari participated in the photography and art categories. Editors voted for their personal winner, runner-up, and honorable mention for each category with the final decision being made by the Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Editor. Results appear below and will be included in our forthcoming 2017 issue (it’s currently being designed and while we may be biased, it’s goals).

Please join us in congratulating the following IVCC student writers and artists:

Fiction

“Freezing” by Brian Kelsey, winner
“Paranoia” by Danny Pfaff, runner-up

Poetry

“Progression” by Amelia Rusk, winner
“To Be” by Angel Kizer, runner-up
“What is Better?” by Aelsa Bulter, honorable mention

Photography

“Mr. Whiskers” by Tess Kopp, winner
“Abstract Fork” by Austin Beyer, runner-up
“Burning” by Kaitlyn Anthony, honorable mention

Art

“Sunset Valley” by Abigail Jordan, winner
“Lost and Found” by Abigail Jordan, runner-up
“Seascape” by Austin Beyer, honorable mention

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First Annual Contest Results

IVCC Creates Contest for more info about the contest.