CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
"Live from Prairie Lights" readings include UI graduates
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Live from Prairie Lights," the reading
series broadcast on public radio station WSUI in Iowa City and WOI in Ames,
will present a full roster of new and established authors reading from
their latest works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry this winter and
Several of the authors are University of Iowa alumni, including David
Loxtercamp, a family physician from Maine who is a graduate of the UI College
of Medicine. Other alumni authors include Writers' Workshop graduates Benjamin
Anastas and Zachary Lazar.
All readings are free and open to the public and begin at 8 p.m. at
Prairie Lights Book Store, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, unless otherwise
noted. The readings are broadcast live on WSUI (AM 910) in Iowa City and
Cedar Rapids and WOI (AM 640) in the Des Moines/Ames area. The show is
hosted by Julie Englander and is made possible by a grant from Prairie
Lights Book Store. For more information, contact WSUI at (319) 335-5730.
Following is a schedule of upcoming readings:
Feb. 18, Mary Jo Bang reads from her new collection of poetry,
Apology for Want, winner of the Katharine Bakeless Nason Poetry
Prize from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Feb. 19, Zachary Lazar reads from his new work, Aaron Approximately,
a novel about "all the intimate and excruciatingly familiar disturbances
Feb. 20, personal essayist Phillip Lopate reads from his most
recent book, Portrait of My Body, as part of the UI Program in Non-Fiction
Feb. 23, Michele Glazer reads from her subtle and philosophical
new collection of poems, It Is Hard to Look at What We Came to Think
We'd Come to See. This collection was chosen by UI Writers' Workshop faculty
member and Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham as the winner of the 1996
Association of Writing Programs Award.
Feb. 26, Daniel Hecht reads from his book, Skull Session,
which features an exploration of a protagonist with Tourette's Syndrome.
Feb. 27, Judith Mitchell reads from her new work, A Man of
Few Words. Mitchell is the winner of the 1997 Prairie Lights Fiction
March 2, Benjamin Anastas reads from his new novel, An Underachiever's
Diary, a witty and thought-provoking tale of twins who turn out differently.
March 6, Scott Russell Sanders, author of two highly-praised
collections of essays, A Paradise of Bombs and Staying Put,
reads from his work in progress.
March 9, Lewis Hyde, poet, critic, anthropologist, and UI graduate,
reads from his new book The Trickster Makes the World.
March 10, David Loxtercamp, a family physician from Belfast,
Maine, who is a UI graduate, reads from his new book, A Measure of My
Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor.