Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
CCC&TI has announced that Branches, the college’s literary and arts magazine will be released in February. The publication features prose, poetry and artwork from both CCC&TI students and members of the community.
A call for submissions was issued last spring and more than 150 literature and art entries were received. The final publication includes 28 poems, 3 prose pieces and 31 fine art selections.
Award winners will be named in the poetry, prose and artwork categories at upcoming reading and reception events planned to celebrate the release of the publication. On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. a reception will be held in the Learning Resource Center (Library) on the Caldwell Campus of CCC&TI. On Thursday, March 6, a reception will be held in Room 103 of the Watauga Occupational Training Facility on the CCC&TI Watauga Campus at 5:30 p.m. Artwork from the magazine will be on display and several authors of published pieces will be on hand for a reading at both events.
Funding for Branches was provided by the CCC&TI Foundation and the department of Fine Arts, English and Communication, Humanities, Social Science, and Physical Education. Providing direction for the project was the Branches Editorial Team, which includes Jessica Chapman, Heather Chapman, Brad Prestwood and Suzanne Shaut as Literary Editors; Laura Aultman, Tom Thielemann and Laura Wollpert as the Visual Art Jurors; Tom Thielemann as Fine Arts Editor; and Ron Wilson as Production Editor.
Copies of the magazine will be available at each of the receptions and on CCC&TI’s Caldwell and Watauga Campuses.