CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Nationally-syndicated columnist Molly Ivins to speak at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Molly Ivins, a nationally-syndicated columnist for
the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will speak at the University of Iowa
Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Her lecture, "Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?" is the last
in the UI Lecture Committee's fall series.
Ivins has written for newspapers and magazines including the Houston
Chronicle, the Minneapolis Tribune, The Texas Observer, and The New York
Times in her three decades as a reporter. Her freelance work has appeared
in Esquire, The Atlantic, The Nation, Harper's, and numerous
other publications. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three
times and received 1992's Headliners Award for the best newspaper column
However, displaying the trademark humor of her columns, Ivins says that
two of her greatest honors are that the Minneapolis police force named
its mascot pig after her and that she was once banned from the campus of
Texas A and M University.
Locally, Ivins' column appears on Mondays in The Gazette.
For further information, contact the UI Lecture Committee (319) 335-3255.
(Note to editors and news directors: Ivins will be available for interviews
at 5 p.m. Nov. 11 on the IMU Sun Porch, which is located off the Main Lounge.)