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VISITING FLUTIST AT SCHOOL OF MUSIC NOV. 7 and 8 -- Joshua Smith, who holds the Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft chair as principal flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra, will be a visiting artist at the University of Iowa School of Music Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8.

His visit includes a recital at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 and a master class on orchestral music for flute beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 8. Both events will be in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building and will be open to the public free of charge.

Appearing with Smith for the Nov. 7 recital will be flutist Tadeu Coelho, a member of the School of Music faculty, and pianist Lucia Barrenchea, a doctoral student in the School of Music. The recital program will comprise "Folies de Espagne" for solo flute by Marin Marais; Paul Hindemith's Canonic Duet for two flutes; Frank Martin's "Ballade" for flute and piano; Robert Schumann's "Three Romances"; and an arrangement for piano and flute of Carl Nielsen's Concerto for Flute.

Smith's visit to the UI is made possible by a grant from the Brannen-Cooper Fund, administered by the Brannen-Cooper Flute Co. of Boston, Mass.

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INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM/WRITERS' WORKSHOP READING NOV. 8 -- Lithuanian novelist and poet Jurate Sucylaite and writer Cara Wall will read at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Prairie Lights Books 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading is sponsored by the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) and the UI Writers' Workshop.

Sucylaite's first novel was published when she was 17 years old. She is now a practicing psychiatrist as well as a member of the Lithuanian Writers' Union. In addition to the novel, she has published a book of essays, and three books of poems.

Wall is a graduate student in the UI Writers' Workshop.

The IWP is a unique organization that each year brings together established writers from all over the globe. This year 19 writers from 18 countries are spending three months at the UI.

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SUSAN MINOT READS AT PRAIRIE LIGHTS NOV. 11 -- Novelist Susan Minot will read from her new book, "Evening," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

The reading will be broadcast on "Live from Prairie Lights," originating on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.

Writer Joan Didion says "Susan Minot's 'Evening' is her best work yet -- assured, supple, exhilarating in its nerve and cool momentum." And fiction writer Tom McGuane says "'Evening' vindicates the wildest assertions any of us have made about Susan Minot's talent. It's a wonderful, truthful, heartbreaking book."

Minot's other books include "Monkeys," "Lust" and "Folly."

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LECTURE ON COMPOSER AARON COPLAND NOV. 13 -- Jennifer DeLapp, a visiting musicology faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Music, will speak on "Copland in the '50s" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in Room 1027 of the UI Voxman Music Building.

DeLapp's lecture, which is part of the Colloquium series sponsored by the musicology area of the UI School of Music, will be free and open to the public.

DeLapp holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan, where she wrote a dissertation on "Copland in the '50s: Music and Ideology in the McCarthy Era." As part of her research she studied files that the FBI and other federal agencies kept on Copland during the McCarthy era.

She received the 1998 Dissertation Prize from the Sonneck Society for American Music. She had previously received several awards and fellowships for her research, including a Rackham Dean's Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Michigan, research grants and a scholarship from the Center for the Education of Women.

Prior to coming to the UI DeLapp taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has presented lectures on her Copland research and other subjects in American music at universities and scholarly meetings and has an article on Copland forthcoming in a book series, "Cross Currents in Religion and Culture."