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University of Iowa News Release

March 27, 2006

Poetry Reading To Benefit Pakistan Earthquake Victims

A poetry reading and musical performance to benefit victims of the South Asia earthquake will be held Saturday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in Jones Common in the North Lindquist Center.

All donations collected at the benefit will be donated to UNICEF USA's South Asia Earthquake Relief Fund. A donation of $7 is suggested. The poetry is devotional Sufi writing read by John Reitz, a UI law professor. He will be accompanied by Turkish folk music played by Bahri Karacay, a Turkish musician and UI researcher.

The event is co-sponsored by the UI Association of Muslims in America, Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) and CP Squared.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,