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Delta Winds

The Final Draft

Artifact

English 44A/B

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Off-campus Publications

Library of Congress

National Textbooks

Sam Quinones' Tell Your True Tale

Dominic's Designated Driver

 

 

On-campus Publications

1995 Delta Winds Cover

 

Delta Winds is an annual publication of student essays from courses in the English program of San Joaquin Delta College. The collection of expository writings includes reflective personal narratives and analytical social commentaries. Essays from the magazine have been republished in English composition textbooks by Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, Roxbury Press, Thomson Press, Longman Publishing, Norton and Company, and Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Delta Winds is used as a supplementary text for a number of composition courses. In the English 87 and 79 programs, essays from the magazine have formed the basis for writing prompts in the final evaluation of a student's writing skills.

Contacts:
Will Agopsowicz, Locke 116, 954-5439
Robert Bini, Locke 415, 954-5455

 

The Final Draft encourages students to submit original poetry, short fiction, essays, or artwork in various media. Published at the beginning of each calendar year, The Final Draft is directly connected to the curriculum for English 70. The Final Draft writers are featured at readings on campus. Since materials received by November 30th have the best chance of being published in the next issue, students should take submissions to Holt 201, the Reading/Writing Learning Center, and complete a Release Form. Students will be notified of acceptance in writing by The Final Draft staff, compiled by June Gillam, Patti Drake, and Writing Lab tutors.

Contacts:
June Gillam, Holt 201B, 954-5731
Patti Drake, Holt 201, 954-5586

 

Artifact Cover

Artifact features poems, short stories, recipes, and other writings submitted by students, alumni, faculty, and classified employees. The mission is to focus on furthering one's writing by making a connection to craft, or art form, and the real world. Submit poems, stories (1500 words) and photos or artwork in 300 dpi to the following: artifactsjdc@gmail.com

Contact:
Paula Sheil, Lock 312, 954-5434

 

1995 Delta Winds Cover

Students enrolled in some sections of English 44A Creative Writing: Short Story and 44B Creative Writing: Style, under the guidance of the instructor, compile their favorite stories from the semester into a book that is distributed to the class. The students contribute artwork and edit the stories, leaving the class with a tangible reward for their creativity and hard work.

 

 

1995 Delta Winds Cover

 

 

 

Each semester the students in English 44C Creative Writing: Poetry compose, edit, and produce a magazine of student poems. From assisting each other with computer formatting to cover design, the students are in charge of their magazine and its contents, which becomes a model for student creativity in subsequent semesters. In addition to producing their magazine, 44C students regularly present their work at poetry readings in the Stockton Community; in fact, Delta College poets have been showcased at both Barnes & Noble and Maxwell's Bookmark.

 

Off-campus Publications

 

Library of Congress

"The Weight of Words in Reverse" by Lena Reyna
This poem was selected for publication in a Library of Congress project by the United States Poet Laureate Kay Ryan in 2010.

 

National Textbooks

The following Delta Winds essays have been republished in textbooks used in English composition classes across the country:

"Racism and Sexism" by Shafeeq Sadiq
in The Compact Reader: Short Essays by Method and Theme (6th edition) by Jane E. Aaron, Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999. This essay was originally published in the 1997 Delta Winds.

"AIDS in Africa" by Raulyne Kenfack
in Read and Respond: A Text Anthology (4th edition) by Janet R. Swinton and William J. Agopsowicz, Roxbury Publishing Company, 2004. This essay was originally published in the 2002 Delta Winds.

"In Defense of the Real American Family" by Kenneth D. Valdez
in Read and Respond: A Text Anthology (4th edition) by Janet R. Swinton and William J. Agopsowicz, Roxbury Publishing Company, 2004. This essay was originally published in the 2002 Delta Winds.

"Me and My Shadow" by Cathy Anne Murtha
in Read and Respond: A Text Anthology (4th edition) by Janet R. Swinton and William J. Agopsowicz, Roxbury Publishing Company, 2004. This essay was originally published in the 1997 Delta Winds.

"Macho Man--An In-depth Analysis of the Prejudices of Disability" by Bryan Tortolani
in Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition (9th edition) by Elizabeth Penfield, Pearson/Longman, 2007. This essay was originally published in the 2005 Delta Winds.

"Racism and Sexism in Advertising" by Shafeeq Sadiq
in The Compact Reader: Short Essays by Method and Theme (8th edition) by Jane E. Aaron, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. For the 8th edition, Shafiq Sadiq revised his essay, originally published in the 1997 Delta Winds.

"My Technologically Challenged Life" by Monica Wunderlich
in Back to the Lake: A Reader for Writers by Thomas Cooley. Copyright © 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. This essay was originally published in the 2004 Delta Winds.

"The Designer Player" by Rodrigo Villagomez
in The Bedford Reader (11th edition) by X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Jane E. Aaron, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011. This essay was originally published in the 2006 Delta Winds.

"I Have a DREAM" by Dominic Deiro
in Real Writing with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays for College, Work, and Everyday Life (6th edition) by Susan Anker, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013. This textbook is dedicated to the memory of Dominic Deiro 1990--2011. This essay was originally published in the 2011 Delta Winds.

 

Sam Quinones' Tell Your True Tale

In the fall of 2012, journalist and author Sam Quinones visited Delta College to conduct a writing workshop with an English 79 course taught by Pedro Ramirez. As a result of this workshop, the following student essays were published on Sam Quinones' website under Tell Your True Tale.

"One Morning in Dominica" by Theresa Asiedu

"Something more than/less than human" by Matthew Garcia

"Joe" by Gina Reyes

"Saturday" by Alexandria Hendon

"The Last Day" by Christian Lockwood

"The Light That Night" by Darshay Smith

 

Dominic's Designated Driver

The main goal of Dominic's Designated Driver is to reduce the number of DUIs and drunk-driving related accidents. Students representing a range of courses have been selected to be featured on the foundation's website:

"Every Fifteen Minutes" by Julius Durham

"The Day I Became a Statistic" by Bernardo Zavalza

"Alcohol: A Hard Hitting Topic" by Breanna Hildebrand

"Effects Alcoholics Have on Children" by Alyssa Meza

"Turning Point" by Allison Sudderth

"Totally Preventable" by Ashley Dahlstrom

"How to Reduce Drunk Driving" by Maryam Sayed Jamaluddin

"Don't Drink and Drive" by An Ly

"My Friend Jessica" by Kassandra Navarro

 

 

 

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