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Release: Aug. 28, 2001
WSUI's 'Live from Prairie Lights' features Jim Heynen Aug. 29
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- As part of the "Live from Prairie Lights" series
on University of Iowa public radio station WSUI, 910 AM, Midwest author and
poet Jim Heynen will read from his latest work, "The Boys House: New
and Selected Stories" 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
The reading at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City is free
and open to the public.
Born and raised on a farm outside Sioux Center, Jim Heynen is a literature
professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. His recent works include
"Standing Naked: New and Selected Poems"; novels "Cosmos Coyote
and William the Nice" and "Being Youngest"; and "The One-Room
Schoolhouse," a story collection about farm life.
He received his B.A. from Calvin College and his M.A. at the UI, concentrating
in English Renaissance Literature. After teaching for three years at the University
of Michigan, he returned to graduate school at the University of Oregon, where
he received his M.F.A. in creative writing. Since then, he has been writer-in-residence
at several institutions and has twice been awarded National Endowment for
the Arts Fellowships, once in poetry and once in fiction.