WRITER: LESLIE DELAVAN
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: July 2, 2002
WSUI's 'Live from Prairie Lights' broadcasts set for July 8-18
910 continues its "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcasts in July,
featuring readings of poetry, travel essays and fiction.
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 readings include:
July 8: Non-fiction writer Robin Magowan will read from "Improbable
Journey." This book of travel essays takes him to Nepal, New Guinea,
pre-Castro Cuba, Haiti and other exotic places, traveling by foot, bicycle,
bus and by sticking out his thumb.
July 9: Poet Douglas Goetsch of the Iowa Summer Writing Festival
will read from his collection, "Nobody's Hell."
July 12: Carol Ann Sima, novelist and teacher, will read from her
new book, "The Mermaid That Came Between Them," a fairy tale of
father and son both desperately in love with the same mythical creature.
July 15: Post-modern novelist Chuck Pahlaniuk, author of "Fight
Club," will read from his latest outrageous fiction, "Choke."
July 16: Haven Kimmel who authored an intimate memoir, "A Girl
Named Zippy," will be reading from her first novel, "The Solace
of Leaving Early."
July 17: Novelist Faith Sullivan, author of "The Cape Ann and
Empress of One" will read from her new novel, "What a Woman Must
Do." Set in rural Minnesota in 1952, the book explores the conflicted
loyalties of three women
July 18: Elizabeth Stone will be reading from "A Boy I Once
Knew," a book about death, friendship, AIDS and memory.