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Aug. 30, 2006

Wave Poetry Bus Stops In Iowa City For 'Live From Prairie Lights' Reading

The Wave Poetry Bus, in the midst of a 50-city barnstorming tour, will stop in Iowa City for a reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, on "Live from Prairie Lights," hosted by Julie Englander on University of Iowa radio station WSUI-AM 910.

The broadcast will originate at a free event in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen on the Internet at

The Wave Poetry Bus is picking up and dropping off poets along the way. The Prairie Lights broadcast will include UI Writers' Workshop graduate Anthony McCann, Anselm Berrigan, International Writing Program participants Gentian Cocoli from Albania and Mimi Khalvati from Iran/England, and Writers' Workshop faculty member Cole Swensen.

Biographies of the IWP writers may be accessed at Visit to learn more about the tour, which is being touted as "the biggest literary event of 2006."

The Writers' Workshop is a graduate program in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,

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