March 28, 2007
Recent Writers' Workshop Poetry Grads Read At Prairie Lights April 12
Recent Iowa Writers' Workshop graduates Dina Hardy and Kiki Petrosino, and current workshop student Heather June Gibbons -- all featured in "Best New Poets 2006" -- will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live via the University of Iowa Writing University Web site at: http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.
They will be joined by two other poets featured in the anthology, Drew Blanchard and Jill Osier.
The free reading will be recorded for broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series originating on University of Iowa radio station WSUI. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City, WOI-AM 640 in Ames and KRNI-AM 1010 in Cedar Falls. A program is also broadcast at 5 p.m. Sundays on KSUI-FM 91.7 in Iowa City.
"Best New Poets 2006," edited by Erik Pankey and Jeb Livingood, collects 50 poems by emerging writers, chosen from nominations by literary magazines and writing programs, and through an open Internet competition.
Poems by Blanchard, Gibbons, Hardy and Petrosino were selected in the open competition. Osier's poem was published in the Black Warrior Review.
The Writing University Web site provides a handy portal to the UI writing programs, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, the Translation Workshop, the UI Press and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. The site also centralizes writing news, lists upcoming events, and provides access to a wealth of writing materials: texts, journals, lists of Iowa-connected writers and publications, historic videos and archived audio. Visitors to the site have the option of subscribing to an RSS feed.
The Writers' Workshop is a graduate program of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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