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(319) 384-0058; fax (319) 384-0024
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CONTACT: MEGAN LEVAD or
   LAURIE HAAG
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison Street
(319) 335-1486
e-mail: courtney-jenkins@uiowa.edu
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Nov. 29, 1999

Women's Center holiday coffeehouse celebrates winter with poetry, Gearl Jam

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center will hold the final Coffeehouse of the semester on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 S. Gilbert St., beginning at 7:30 p.m.

UI Writers' Workshop fiction student Megan Pillow and United Action for Youth rockers Gearl Jam will open the holiday celebration, followed by an open mike celebrating women's voices.

Pillow is a first-year student in the UI Writers' Workshop and a UI rhetoric instructor. She will read both poetry and prose.

Gearl Jam, who performed at the 1999 Iowa Women's Music Festival, is composed of young women who perform solo and together.

Following the featured performers, the Coffeehouse opens up the microphone to other women performers. A small donation will be requested at the door. Food and drink will also be provided.

For more information, please call the Women's Center at 335-1486.