In the Frunchroom: Colleen Hart-Kozubowski

Our 3rd anniversary show is going to be fun. And funny. One of the people bringing the funny that night is Colleen Hart-Kozubowski.

Aside from brief stints in Central Illinois and Washington, D.C., Colleen is a lifelong resident of Beverly, and now lives in a house across the street from the one she came home to as a baby.

At work, she is the Chief Speechwriter and Associate Director of Communications for Chicago Public Schools, where she has the pleasure of helping parents, teachers, principals, and community partners understand the daily goings on at the third largest school district in the country. She has also been a freelance writer for nearly every publication serving the Beverly area, including The Southtown Star, The Villager, and the Beverly Review.

At home, Colleen is mom to a precocious 10-year- old named Claire who has nearly surpassed her in height, and whose hobbies include making slime, leaving her socks in all corners of the house, and finding obscure musicals on YouTube. Their family is completed by Zoey, a loving yet neurotic mutt of uncertain parentage. She is also blessed to be surrounded by many family and friends, some of whom will be embarrassed by the details shared about them in her piece.

Colleen earned a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Millikin University – an expensive degree she now puts to good use singing at funerals and directing the St. Cajetan Children’s Choir. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from Northwestern University and has no memory of writing her thesis, which was completed in the eight weeks after her daughter was born.

Colleen has perfected the art of laughing at herself and hopes the Frunchroom audience will do the same as she shares her piece about breaking the Beverly mold.

Join Colleen and the rest of our readers this Thursday the 19th at 730pm at Beverly Arts Center.

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About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.
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