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"Willow Review" celebrates 50th anniversary

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Apr 17, 2023

College of Lake County (CLC) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Willow Review at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in room A013 at the Grayslake Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 

Kusadasi Staircase to SomewhereContributors to CLC’s award-winning literary magazine, Willow Review, will read from their original poetry and prose. It features award-winning past and current editors Paulette Roeske Reid, Larry Starzec and Michael F. Latza.   

Copies of the 50th issue will be available during the event. 

Reviewer D.E. Steward of Literary Magazine Review gave high praise to the CLC publication, saying “Willow Review is altogether a singular magazine, unlike any literary magazine in the reviewer’s experience.” 

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.