CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 25, 1999
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
KLINKOWITZ READS JULY 7 -- Multifaceted Iowa writer Jerry
Klinkowitz will read from his new book, "Owning a Piece of the Minors," at
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque
St. in downtown Iowa City.
The free reading will be broadcast on the "Live from Prairie
Lights" series originating on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.
The program is heard on WSUI in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids area and WOI AM
640 in the Ames/Des Moines area.
"Owning a Piece of the Minors" is Klinkowitz's personal
account of the trials and tribulations of small-time sports entrepreneurship.
For 20 years he was part-owner of the Waterloo Diamonds franchise in Class
A, the lowest level of the baseball minor leagues.
"Jerry Klinkowitz's' 'Owning a Piece of the Minors' is
a thoroughgoing delight to read, not surprisingly, since he has already established
himself as one of our premier writers on baseball," wrote Neil D. Isaacs,
author of "Batboys and the World of Baseball."
During the off-season Klinkowitz teaches at the University
of Northern Iowa, where he has written more than 30 books on contemporary
fiction, culture, art, philosophy, jazz and air combat. His previous work
in sports literature includes the novel "Basepaths," the story collection
"Short Season" (selected as Best Baseball Book of 1988 by Sport magazine)
and the anthology "Writing Baseball."