CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Experimental poet Jones reads June 10 in Iowa Summer Writing Festival
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Diem Jones, an author known for his innovative combinations
of photography, poetry, and essay writing will read from his work at 8
p.m. Wednesday, June 10 in Shambaugh Auditorium as part of the 1998 Iowa
Summer Writing Festival.
Jones, who is director of the master of fine arts program at St. Mary's
College of California, established an international reputation as a photographer
of rock'n'roll musicians before turning to writing.
He is the author of the book, "#1 Bimini Road," a photo-biographic
chronicle of musician George Clinton and his band Parliament-Funkadelic
during a period in the 1970s. His most recent work is a collection of poetry,
entitled "Sufi Warrior," that uses new forms which he calls "Why-ku's"
The Iowa Summer Writing Festival, which has grown from nine classes
in 1987 to about 130 workshops this year, annually attracts more than 1,000
people from all 50 states and several foreign countries. Participants take
weekend and week-long classes under the direction of established writers,
learning to hone their skills and explore new ideas in writing.
Nationally known authors, including many with UI and Iowa connections,
are featured among the program's teachers.
For more information, contact the Iowa Summer Writing Festival at (319)