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Release: Aug. 29, 2002
LIVE FROM PRAIRIE LIGHTS FEATURES READINGS BY ZAFRIS, SCHEESE
from Prairie Lights, the series of free readings broadcast on University
of Iowa public radio station WSUI, AM 910, will present readings by Nancy
Zafris on Sept. 9 and Dan Scheese on Sept. 12. The readings, hosted by Julie
Englander at 8 p.m. in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in
downtown Iowa City, can be heard on the internet at http://wsui.uiowa.edu
Zafris, a Flannery OConnor Award winner, will read from her new novel
The Metal Shredders Kyle Withers wrote for Hippopress.com, An
impressive and eccentric debut novel, Nancy Zafris' The Metal Shredders
analyzes the effects of money, relationships and family on the human psyche.
The new book by Scheese, The Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's
Life in the River of No Return Wilderness, is published by the UI Press.
Scott Slovic wrote in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment,
Mountains of Memory is a learned and engaging narrative,
in the best tradition of Thoreau and Kerouac and Abbey, that offers not only
useful information about fire lookouts and fine insights about literature
and culture but moving autobiographical revelations from one of the countrys
major scholars of environmental literature.
Scheese is an associate professor of English and director of the Environmental
Studies Program at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. He is the
author of Nature Writing: The Pastoral Impulse in America.
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