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Release: Nov. 2, 1999

UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SCOT READS NOV. 8 -- Non-fiction writer and former Iowa City High School teacher Barbara Scot, author of "Prairie Reunion," will read from her new book, "The Stations of Still Creek," at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 at the Prairie Lights bookstore, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

The reading -- part of the "Live From Prairie Lights" series originating live on the University of Iowa radio station WSUI, 910 AM -- is free and open to the public.

"The Stations of Still Creek" is a chronicle of Scot’s retreat to a cabin deep in Oregon’s Mount Hood National Forest. It is a meditation on the creative processes of the natural world, on aging and death, and on marriage.

Regarding Scot’s previous book, "Prairie Reunion," Kathleen Norris, author of "The Cloister Walk," wrote, "Barbara Scot has written a book that many people dream of writing, but few accomplish -- the ferreting out of hidden family stories that all too often hold the keys to our identity."

Barbara Scot was born and raised in Scotch Grove, Iowa. A former high school teacher who now devotes herself full-time to writing, she is an avid climber, hiker and naturalist. The mother of two grown sons, she lives with her husband in Portland, Ore. Her first book was "The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes: Notes from Nepal." Her second, "Prairie Reunion," was a New York Times "Notable Book" for 1995.

For more information on the "Live From Prairie Lights" readings, visit the series’ web page at http://www.prairielights.com/livefromplights.htm