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"Highway 61, Revised" in the Media 

Highway 61, Revised Book CoverRepublican-Eagle: New year, new literature magazine for Minnesota State College Southeast

A celebration with readings is set for Friday, Feb. 28, at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing.
By Rachel Fergus, February 22, 2020

Bob Dylan has inspired Minnesotans for decades. From building murals of his face in Minneapolis to a festival in Duluth in his honor, the famous Minnesotan is seen and referenced in nooks and crannies throughout the land of 10,000 lakes. Now, a new, if subtle, tribute to Dylan is available: "Highway 61, Revised," a play on his song titled "Highway 61 Revisited." 

"Highway 61, Revised" is a literature magazine created by the students of Minnesota State College Southeast, from both the Red Wing and Winona campuses -- which are connected by Highway 61. Winter 2020 was the first publication of the journal. Pete Beurskens, the English instructor who was tasked with choosing which pieces to include in the debut journal, explained that a published book of student work had been a point of discussion for a couple of years among the college's faculty. Read the full story


Rochester Post-Bulletin: 'It's so cool' writer says of MSC-SE literary journal

By Brian Todd, February 24, 2020

When Minnesota State College-Southeast began its creative writing certificate program two years ago, the next big step was to get these aspiring writers published. The result will be on display -- and for sale -- Friday at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing: "Highway 61, Revised," the inaugural literary journal from MSC-SE's writing program.

"I loved writing those congratulations emails," said Pete Beurskens, an English professor and one of the forces behind both the writing program and the magazine. "They can't wait to get their copies." Read the full story


Winona Daily News: Minnesota State College Southeast released students' writings in new literary publication

By Rachel Mergen, March 15, 2020

Minnesota State College Southeast recently released its first annual literary journal, titled "Highway 61, Revised." The 100-page publication is giving students the chance to share their works with the public for possibly the first time in their lives. The publication was created with the hopes of helping to support the college's creative writing certificate program and the students enrolled in it, Southeast English instructor Mike Larson said. Read the full story

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