Events Calendar


College Events: Literary/Spoken Word

Poetry Performance:
Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell
Oct 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Room C005
Free and open to the community

Ken Arkind, a National Poetry Slam Champion and full time touring artist, is half of The Dynamic Duo, the nation’s most highly booked spoken word act for the past two years. He has been featured in documentaries, was a member of the highly influential Spilljoy Ensemble tour and is the founding program director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization for Colorado youth.

Marty McConnell is the author of “wine for a shotgun” (2012), a finalist for both the Audre Lorde Award and the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian poetry. A member of seven National Poetry Slam teams representing New York City and Chicago, McConnell is the 2012 National Underground Poetry Individual Competition (NUPIC) Champion. She has performed and facilitated workshops at schools and festivals around the country.

Poetry Performance:

Veteran Voices Reading
Nov 12, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Room C003
Free and open to the public

An evening of prose and poetry written by CLC student veterans, CLC staff and faculty who have served and military family members. Refreshments will be served.

Veteran Voices Reading

Willow Review Literary Magazine
Launch, Reading and Reception
Apr 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Room C003
Free and open to the community.

Contributors to CLC’s award-winning literary magazine, Willow Review, will read from their original poetry and prose. Copies of the new issue will be available at the reading. 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.”

Willow Review, is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Katrina Davis-Salazar, <br>Invisible Parts of Her<br><i>Willow Review</i> cover
Katrina Davis-Salazar,
Invisible Parts of Her
Willow Review cover

Prairie Voices
Reading and Reception
Apr 27, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Room C003
Free and open to the community.

Come celebrate the writers and artists published in the award-winning Prairie Voices, CLC’s student literary/arts journal.

<i>Prairie Voices</i>

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