CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 19, 2002
WSUI's 'Live from Prairie Lights' readings set for April 22-26
Upcoming "Live from Prairie Lights" readings broadcast on WSUI-AM
910 will feature Richard Flanagan, Anchee Min, and Steve Almond.
Hosted by Julie Englander, "Live from Prairie Lights" is aired
on WSUI, the UI's public radio station. The readings begin at 8 p.m. and are
free and open to the public at the Prairie Lights Bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque
St. in downtown Iowa City. Upcoming events include:
-- April 22: Richard Flanagan, a novelist from Tasmania, will read from
"Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish," a historical epic
of convicts and colonists in 19th century Australia.
-- April 24: Anchee Min, who lived through China's Cultural Revolution and
has written of it in both her memoir, "Red Azalea," and her novel
"Becoming Madame Mao," will read from "Wild Ginger," her
third novel about love and Maoism.
-- April 26: Steve Almond will read from his first collection of short stories,
"My Life in Heavy Metal," which explores the relationships between
young men and women in a cynical era.