A Brief History

Rivers Meeting was started eighteen years ago by Dr CarolAnn Russell Schlemper, professor of English at Bemidji State University, and a group of student writers at BSU so they might get experience editing and publishing a literary magazine. Since then, the magazine has taken on many new looks, has had many different editors, has gone from a stapled magazine to a glue-bound book now with an ISSN number with the Library of Congress. Now in its eighteenth year, Dr. Schlemper remains advisor to the BSU organization with a full student staff of both writing and art editors.