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Solano College students publish annual literary journal

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From page A1 | May 12, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD —  More than 1,000 entries were received from around the country, Canada and even Croatia.

A panel of Solano Community College students faced the task of narrowing down the poems, creative writing and artwork for this year’s Suisun Valley Review. The literary journal is an extension of the college’s creative writing curriculum.

It’s a student-driven project.

Elizabeth Campbell got involved with the journal at the suggestion of her creative writing professor, Sharyn Stever. A meeting with Michael Wyly, a Solano College English professor, who heads up the magazine, sealed the deal.

“The unique nature of this publication reeled me and caught my attention,” Campbell said in an email to the newspaper. “The acceptance of submissions is done democratically. We all vote on each submission and the piece with the most votes gets in.”

Other publications parse out pieces and a smaller voting population votes, she said.

While one method may not be better than the other, Campbell said she feels the way the Suisun Valley Review editors did it created a cohesive group.

Wyly also played a role in selecting what to publish. Campbell said she feels the professor will go to any length to accommodate his class.

“He is a really good man who only wants the best for publication,” Campbell said.

The Suisun Valley Review is the legacy of the late Quinton Duval, who taught English at the college for 29 years. Duval launched the journal in 1981. He died in 2010.

Luningning de Jesus is one of the authors published in this year’s magazine. Her poem, which received an honorable mention for the Quinton Duval Award in Creative Writing, was inspired by the Joan Savo panting, “Buff in Green Pants.”

This is her first time being published. Her poem is dedicated to her late husband, Noel G. de Jesus, who died in January.

“I am so grateful to the creative writing program of the Solano Community College’s English Department for providing aspiring writers opportunity and resources to hone our craft,” she wrote in an email to the newspaper.

The mother of three children, de Jesus said she hopes to continue to bring beauty into the world through her writing and digital graphic designs.

About 50 people packed into the college library to hear readings from the Suisun Valley Review on its release date.

Special guests included Edythe Haendel Schwartz, a former child development teacher at California State University, Sacramento, and now a poet. Her full-length collection of poems, “A Palette of Leaves,” was published in 2012.

Poet Gary Thompson also shared some of his work. His most recent book of poetry, “One Thing After Another,” was released in 2013.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/suisun.review.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

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Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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