CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Award-winning humorist Bouchier reads June 17 in Iowa Summer Writing
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Bouchier, an award-winning essayist for National
Public Radio and a regular humor columnist for the New York Times, will
read from his work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 in Shambaugh Auditorium
of the University of Iowa Main Library as part of the 1998 Iowa Summer
Bouchier, who holds a doctorate from the University of London, is a
weekly essayist for NPR station WSHU in Fairfield, Conn. His witty and
ironic commentaries have appeared in many newspapers and magazines in the
United States and in the United Kingdom.
He also hosts one of the few funny classical music programs in America,
Bouchier's fourth and most recent book is "The Accidental Immigrant,"
a collection of humorous essays about life in America.
Bouchier is teaching a week-long beginning humor writing class and a
week-long advanced humor writing class during the festival.
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)