Indianapolis-born author and underground filmmaker Alec Cizak will speak March 7 in the latest installment of the University of Indianapolis Kellogg Writers Series.
Cizak, who earned a master’s degree in English from UIndy in 2011, will read and discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees Dining Room of Schwitzer Student Center.
Cizak’s work has been featured in more than a dozen journals and anthologies, including Wayne Literary Review, Beat to a Pulp and Profane. His books include the noir novels Between Juarez and El Paso andManifesto Destination (set in 1990s Indianapolis), as well as the 2015 short fiction collection Crooked Roads, published by All Due Respect Books. He edits the literary journal Pulp Modern and blogs at nomoralcenter.blogspot.com.
He also has written and directed several short and feature-length motion pictures. The latest is 2015’s Kato Therapy, which he financed, wrote, directed, shot and edited. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Minnesota State University at Mankato.
UIndy’s Allen & Helen Kellogg Writers Series brings writers of distinction to campus for public readings and discussions. The 2015-2016 season concludes April 13 with poet Adrian Matejka, whose 2013 book The Big Smoke was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in poetry.