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Award-Winning Chicago Author Alex Kotlowitz Comes to Oakton Community College

Award-winning Chicago journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz will be at Oakton Community College on November 28.

Award-winning Chicago journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz will bring a lively cast of Windy City characters to life at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines on Wednesday, November 28, at 6 p.m., when he reads from his book Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago. The free event is part of the College’s Chicago Writers Series.

Selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important books of the 20th century, Kotlowitz’s bestseller, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, received numerous honors, including the Helen B. Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Carl Sandburg Award, and a Christopher Award.

A contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker, Kotlowitz is currently a writer-in-residence at Northwestern University. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, and served as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.

This program is generously funded by the Oakton Educational Foundation and student activity fees. For more information, contact Lynn Woodbury at (847) 635-1953 or woodbury@oakton.edu.


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