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University of Iowa News Release

March 19, 2003


Young French Poet Nathalie Quintane Reads At UI March 24

Nathalie Quintane, a leading voice of the new generation of French writers, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Monday, March 24 in the Shambaugh House at the corner of Clinton and Fairchild Streets on the University of Iowa campus.

During the past decade Quintane has written six books, and she is touring the United States as part of the official mission of contemporary writers from the French Ministry of Culture.

Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Cole Swensen comments, "Often tongue-in-cheek, at times philosophic, her work plays with the literality of language, and constantly tests the border between lyric and narrative."

Quintane's UI reading is sponsored by the International Writing Program, the Writers' Workshop and the department of cinema and comparative literature.

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