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Fiction Workshop, Speaker Series to be Held at College of Lake County

The fiction workshop is set for Oct. 10, while the speaker series starts Oct. 8.

Here's a look at events coming up at the College of Lake County:

Author to Present Fiction Workshop

Chicago author Bob Boone will present a fiction workshop and reading from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Room B258 at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. The event is free and open to the community.

A writer, teacher and editor, Boone holds a Ph.D. in English education from Northwestern University and directs Young Chicago Authors, a scholarship program for inner city high school students. He wrote “Inside Job: A Life of Teaching,” a memoir published in 2003, and “Forest High,” a book of short stories published in 2011. He has contributed to publications such as Writing, Current Media, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Confluence and CLC’s Willow Review.

For more information, contact English Professor Larry Starzec at (847) 543-2557 or  com592@clcillinois.edu.

 

College to Hold Middle East Lecture Series

The community is invited to participate in a new lecture series on Middle East cultures and societies as well as Arabic language classes and “language corners” at the College of Lake County this academic year.

The free programs are being offered to CLC students and Lake County residents as part of a U.S. Department of Education Title VI-A Grant shared between CLC and Joliet Junior College. The grant will help create new language programs and develop international curriculum focusing on India, Japan and Jordan. All programs are free and open to the public and registration is not required. For more information, please contact Dr. Li-hua Yu at (847) 543-2741 or soc461@clcillinois.edu.

The following events will be held at the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington Street this fall:

  • Arabic “Language Corners”: Tuesdays from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Room A218, until November 13. Native and non native speakers meet to informally practice their Arabic speaking skills.
  • Free Arabic Classes: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon in Room T323 until Dec. 1. 

Middle East Lecture Series: 

  • Monday, Oct. 8 from 1-2 p.m. in Room T333: Randa Hallak, CLC Arabic instructor -- the role of women in the Middle East.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. in Room B128: Dr. Fred Donner, senior faculty, department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at University of Chicago -- the development of Islamic Civilization across the Middle East and the World. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room B128: Marcia Hermansen, director of the Islamic World Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago -- Islam and women in Islam.
  • Monday, Oct. 22 from noon-1 p.m. in Room T332: Ribhi I. Salhi, CLC political science instructor -- the historical foundation of the modern Middle Eastern nation.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31 from noon-1 p.m. in Room T332: Ribhi I. Salhi -- the people and the society of the Middle East.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 from noon-1 p.m. in Room T332: Ribhi I. Salhi -- the political turmoil of the Middle East.
  • Monday, Nov. 12 from noon-1 p.m. in Room T332: Ribhi I. Salhi -- the U. S. and the Middle East.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 12-1 p.m. in Room T332: Soheila Kayoud, CLC surgical technology instructor -- history of Iranian women’s movement.

A schedule for the spring of 2013 is being developed and will be released later.

- The College of Lake County submitted this information.

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