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Release: July 19, 2002

WSUI's 'Live From Prairie Lights' Broadcasts Set For July 19-31

WSUI-AM 910 continues its "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcasts in July, featuring readings from both local and national authors.

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 19: Iowan John Beckman will read from his first novel "The Winter Zoo". Beckman, who has taught in Poland and France, paints a lively picture of an American in Krakow.

-- July 22: Gregg Hewitt, poet and professor of creative writing at Carleton College in Minnesota will read from his new book "Red Suburb."

-- July 23: Marc Blumberg, a University of Iowa psychology professor, will read from his new book "Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth."

-- July 25: Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of "The First Paper Girl in Red Oak Iowa" and long-time teacher at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival will read from her first novel "Mermaids on the Moon."

-- July 31: Author Alice Sebold will read from her new book, "The Lovely Bones." She has been chosen by the Village Voice as a "Writer on the Verge" and has written for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.