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Jan. 17, 2007

WSUI's "Live From Prairie Lights" Presents Feb. 1 Reading By Debut Novelist

University of Iowa radio station WSUI's "Live from Prairie Lights" series will present a free reading by first-time novelist Rae Meadows at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

The reading will be recorded for broadcast: Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by WSUI's Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910, WOI-AM 640 and KRNI-AM 1010. A program will also be broadcast at 5 p.m. Sundays on KSUI-FM 91.7.

Meadows will read from "Calling Out," the tale of a shunned woman who heads from New York to Salt Lake City, where she takes a job with an escort service from Mormons.

Calling Meadows "a writer to watch" a Kirkus review stated, "Meadows displays strong narrative technique as she brings the disjointed culture of Mormon-ruled Salt Lake City and a group of disjointed 20-something Latter Day Sinners into high relief."

Read a teaser at

Meadows is a graduate of Stanford University and the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Utah. Her short stories have appeared in Mississippi Review, Flyway, 580 Split and Fine Print.

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