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MCC's Award-Winning Literary Magazine Available on Campus, Online

[Friday, May 12, 2017]


Jan Bosman of Woodstock, won Voices Best of Magazine in the literary category for her poem, "Brown Paper Bag," which was inspired by the novel "The Supremes at Earls All You Can Eat,"  by Edward Kelsey Moore. She is a member of MCC's Retired Adult Program groups Book Nook and Writer Wannabees. Other Voices Best of Magazine award winners, not pictured, are Jamie Cabanas for her painting and Craig Schwartz for music.

McHenry County College's award-winning literary and arts magazine, Voices 2017, is available on campus and online.

Voices features short fiction, poetry, visual art and music submitted by MCC students. The magazine recently won a first place recognition for the 2016 edition from the American Scholastic Press Association’s Annual Contest/Review and has received awards for the past seven years in a row.

This year’s Best of Magazine was awarded to Jan Bosman of Woodstock, for her poem, "Brown Paper Bag," Jamie Cabanas of Marengo, for her painting titled "Panda Delight," and Craig Schwartz of McHenry for submitting the song, "12 AM" that was written and performed by the band he plays keyboards for, called August Hotel. Recipients of the Dan Risch Memorial Scholarship are Morgaine Polit and Dominique Sanders, both of Crystal Lake.

"Voices represents the very best of our talented students," said Matt Irie, art instructor and Voices faculty advisor. "Every year, the publication records and honors the hard work and creativity buzzing in and about the college."

The Voices staff consists of instructors Matt Irie, Amy Ortiz, Laura Power, Paige Lush and Justin Schmitz. Copies can be picked up free of charge from the Art Department hallway outside of Room A144 in Building A or viewed online at



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