Heather Broussard d’Otero appointed editor-in-chief of Chinook 2021-22



The Chinook, a literary compilation that highlights the writings and arts of students and the community, has appointed Otero College sophomore Heather Broussard as editor for the 2021-22 school year.

This year is the 50th edition of the Chinook.

Broussard is originally from Houston and is a business major. She plans to get into accounting and her goal is to move to a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Broussard has chosen the theme for this year’s Chinook, which is “Chambre des Réflexions”.

“I hope that candidates can use this place to express themselves,” said Broussard. “Reflection is not limited to yourself and your past experiences. The focus can be on an event, a thought, a feeling, or anything that touches you.

” There are no limits. The Chinook 2022 theme provides a space where people can share their thoughts and ideas with their peers and their community.

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Chinook was introduced to college by former professor Tim Walsh. Walsh has sponsored the publication for almost 25 years. Chris Stork, a faculty member in the Department of the Arts, became the main sponsor in 2009.

Chinook has published several authors which include poetry, essays, short stories, and works of art. Each year, the Chinook publishes the work of students and community members in the La Junta area. This includes schools, businesses and community members.

Creative writing or art can be submitted. This includes essays and short stories of 1,500 words or less, poetry of 24 lines, illustrations and photographs. Submissions must be original works and not previously published.

The Chinook is published in color, and artwork submissions may include oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil sketches, graphic design, and photography. All artwork should be scanned and submitted as a large, high quality image in jpeg format.

Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or go to ojc.edu/about/publications and locate the Chinook section.

Include your first and last name as well as the title of the work, mailing address and phone number if submitting by email.

Those who wish to participate, but do not have email or Internet access, can mail their submissions to Otero College, c / o Chris Stork, Humanities Center, 1801 Colorado Ave., La Junta, Colo. 81050.

All written and artistic submissions must be received by February 28, 2022.

For more information, contact Stork at (719) 384-6847 or go to ojc.edu/about/publications/chinook.

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