Voices of Valley readers.jpgTwo Mayville State University students, along with two Mayville State faculty members, are contributors to this year’s Voices of the Valley. Voices of the Valley is a charitable nonprofit literary volume put together each year by Mayville State Assistant English Professor and Writing Program Administrator Dr. Erin Lord Kunz, along with her colleague Emily Hill at the University of Idaho. The organization annually puts together stories based on a theme. The theme for 2019 is “Building Bridges.”

Students Kinsey Domier and Hannah Lemer and faculty members Erin Lord Kunz and Steven Petherbridge were Mayville State contributors to this year’s volume. Hannah and Steven presented their stories at the University of North Dakota Writers Conference on March 21, 2019.

Voices of Valley readers and spectators.jpgArchived copies of Voices of the Valley can be found in the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library at Mayville State University.

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Top: Readers at the University of North Dakota Writers Conference on March 21 included (l-r) Steven Petherbridge, Erin Lord Kunz, Hannah Lemer, and Cynthia Shabb. Shabb is the executive director of Global Friends in Grand Forks, N.D. Mayville State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Education Division collaborates with Global Friends to offer tutoring for new Americans in Grand Forks.

Bottom: A large contingent of Mayville State University students and staff attended the UND Writers Conference in support of their colleagues who read their work during the conference.