A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 10, 2007 Volume 37 / Number 7

 

 

‘Watershed’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary

 

Watershed, CSU, Chico’s literary magazine, is celebrating 30 years of continuous publication with a special reading of past and current contributors published in the anniversary double issue this spring. The reading will take place on Thursday, May 10, 7:30 pm in room 210 of the Bell Memorial Union. A reception will follow.

The anniversary issue will be available at the reading. It will include a retrospective, “Thirty from Thirty,” guest edited by Ellen Walker, founder of the Literary Editing and Publishing Certificate Program at CSU, Chico and faculty advisor to Watershed for its first 24 years. Students in the certificate program edit and produce the magazine as part of their training.

Since its inaugural issue in spring 1977, Watershed has provided a forum for more than 1,500 local and regional writers and a practical learning experience for almost 500 student editors. Its longevity makes Watershed one of the oldest, continuously published, student-edited literary magazines in the United States, according to Casey Huff, the current coordinator of the certificate program.

CSU, Chico President Paul J. Zingg provided a congratulatory note for the special issue, in which he praises the magazine’s “currency as a forum for creative expression and vibrancy as a learning experience for the magazine’s student editors.”

Watershed is supported by Instructionally Related Activities funding, the Department of English, and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. For more information about the magazine, the reading, or the certificate program, contact Casey Huff, Department of English, at x5983 or chuff@csuchico.edu.