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CLC hosts poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction reading event

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Six members of the College of Lake County's creative writing faculty will read from their original poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13.

The reading event, which is free and open to the public, will be in Room C005 (C Wing Auditorium) at the CLC Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St.

The participating faculty's work has been published in numerous journals and literary magazines, including Appalachian Journal, Bluestem, Chicago Quarterly Review, Kansas Quarterly, Other Voices, Red River Review, Wisconsin Review and The Prairie Home Companion website among others.

The CLC faculty members and published authors who will read from their work are: Elizabeth Aiossa, James Crizer, Robin Kacel, Michael F. Latza, Larry Starzec and Kathryne Starzec.

• Elizabeth Aiossa has published poetry in online and small press publications (Toasted Cheese, Moon Journal and Oyez). She earned an M.F.A. in writing from Roosevelt University.

• James Crizer, associate dean of Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts, is a former instructor and administrator in the General Studies Writing Program at Bowling Green, assistant editor for the Mid-American Review. He has published more than 20 poems in journals such as The Portland Review, Cimarron Review, New Orleans Review, Sonora Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Washington Square, The Canary and Pearl. Crizer has a B.F.A. in theater from University of Mississippi and an M.F.A. in poetry from Bowling Green State University.

• Robin Kacel is a contributing editor at Writing! Magazine, wrote articles in English Journal, Writing! Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. She wrote two children's TV shows for WBBM-TV and has a B.A. in English from University of Illinois, an M.A. in English literature from University of Chicago and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Vermont College.

• Michael F. Latza has published poetry in Howling Moon Arts, The Solitary Plover and Red River Review, and creative nonfiction on the Prairie Home Companion website. He taught poetry at Xi'an International University in China for a CLC semester-abroad program and is editor of CLC's literary magazine Willow Review. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago.

• Larry Starzec has published poems, short fiction and essays in Other Voices, Ascent, The Cream City Review, Kansas Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review and South Dakota Review among others. "In this Neighborhood, of this Earth," was a notable selection in the anthology Best American Essays, 2005. He has a B.A. in philosophy from Northern Illinois University; an M.F.A. in the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers; and did a semester of postgraduate study in M.F.A. Program for Writers at Vermont College.

• Kathryne Starzec wrote the screenplay for the film "The Woman Behind the Wall," produced by Studiobema. She earned an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Vermont College.

The faculty reading is sponsored by the CLC Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division. For information, contact Larry Starzec, (847) 543-2597 or