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Release: Nov. 5, 2001

WSUI to broadcast 'Live from Prairie Lights' readings

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Upcoming "Live from Prairie Lights" readings broadcast on WSUI AM 910 will feature Gretel Ehrlich, Daniel Scott, Chris Philips, and Horace Porter. Also on the broadcast schedule is local writer Osha Gray Davidson, and husband and wife mystery writers Pete Hautman and Mary Logue.

Hosted by Julie Englander, "Live from Prairie Lights" is aired on WSUI, University of Iowa's public radio station. The readings, which are free and open to the public at thee Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City, include:

-- Nature writer Gretel Ehrlich will read from her new book "This Cold Heaven" on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. The book is about her adventures and observations in Northern Greenland.

-- On Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Daniel Scott will read from "Some of Us Have to Get Up in the Morning." This is Scott's first collection of short stories, which describes gay and straight struggles between characters with complex lives.

-- Philosopher Chris Philips will read from his book "Socrates Café" on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. This book influences readers to return to the Socratic art of asking questions.

-- Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. UI African-American and World Studies Chair Horace Porter will read from his UI Press book, "Jazz Country: Ralph Ellison in America." The book recounts Ellison's fascination with jazz and the importance it plays in American culture.

-- Married mystery writers Pete Hautman and Mary Logue will hold a joint reading on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. Hautman will share his book, "Rag Man," and Logue will read from "Glare Ice."

-- Local writer and UI graduate Osha Gray Davidson will read his new book "Fire in the Turtle House" Monday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. The book is about deep sea turtles affected by disease.