Members of the University of Wisconsin-Superior community were invited to experience the creativity that flows throughout campus.

The Nemadji Review, UW-Superior’s student-run literary magazine, celebrated its release, holding a reading on Tuesday, May 9th in the Erlenbach Gathering Area of Swenson Hall. The event was held both in person and via zoom, allowing community members the opportunity to join in on the release no matter where they were located.

The Nemadji Review is a yearly print publication that features submissions of all literary genres, such as poetry, academic papers, and creative pieces. It also features mixed media and photography.

The theme for this year’s Nemadji Review is Midnight Thoughts: The Creative Hours. This theme highlights the creativity that often comes with writing at night and the ideas that tend to flow during these quiet hours.

The reading consisted of those who have a piece featured in the literary magazine, from UWS students, staff, alumni, and community members.

Jess Waldbillig, editor and secretary for the Nemadji Review, highlighted some of the key components of the event. “We’ve been working on the journal all year, so it’s really cool to see the physical copy come to fruition and to celebrate with the community and the contributors,” Waldbillig said.

Waldbillig pointed out that this edition is significantly larger than those of the past. “We had an unprecedented amount of submissions this year which is super exciting to see,” Waldbillig said.

The release celebration offered snacks and refreshments to attendees as well as free copies of the journal to those who wanted one for themselves.

For more information pertaining to the Nemadji Review, including submission dates, you can visit the Nemadji Review website as well as their Facebook page.