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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: June 6, 2002
WSUI's 'Live from Prairie Lights' broadcasts scheduled for June 10-17
WSUI-AM 910 continues its "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcasts
in June, featuring readings of non-fiction, short stories, 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. Other upcoming readings include:
-- June 10: Ron Carlson will be reading from "At the Jim Bridger,"
his latest book of stories, which includes the tales of how someone is affected
by the appearance of a strange beach towel, an ordinary son in a family of
geniuses, and a teen magician who seduces the prettiest girl in his high school,
with unexpected consequences.
-- June 11: Poet Anne-Marie Cusac will read from her new collection of poems,
Mean Days. Cusac is also a prize-winning journalist and editor of The Progressive
in Madison, Wis.
-- June 13: Iowa City novelist Thisbe Nissen, along with co-author Erin
Ergenbright, will read from "The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook." The book
is a humorous collection of recipes, each paired with a story about a relationship
with a college sweetheart, as culled from the authors' past loves.
-- June 17: Peggy Vincent, former attendee of the Iowa Summer Writing Program
will read from "Baby Catcher," in which she writes about her experience
as a working nurse-midwife. In the book, she chronicles her diverse birth
experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery
in the United States.