The College of Lake County's Willow Review literary magazine will hold a reading and reception at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 in Room C003 on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Contributors to the award-winning publication will read from their original poetry and prose.
Copies of the 40th anniversary issue will be available at the reading.
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The 2013 Illinois featured author is Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.D. She was a research scientist/teacher who has lived with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer. Now a poet and photographer, she is the author of two award-winning books, "As Easy as Breathing: Reclaiming Power for Healing and Transformation--Poems, Letters and Inner Listening" and "Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother's Poetic Journey." She has published poems and essays in literary journals, newsletters, magazines and anthologies, online and in print. Selected poems are on her CD, "Full Blooming: Selections from a Poetic Journal." For more information, visit her website at www.FullBlooming.com.
Reviewer D.E. Steward of "Literary Magazine Review" gave high praise to the CLC publication: "Willow Review is altogether a singular magazine, unlike any literary magazine in the reviewer's experience." It is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Its editor is Michael Latza, CLC English professor. For more information, contact Latza at email@example.com or (847) 543-2956. This event was originally scheduled for April 18, but was cancelled due to flooding conditions.