CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 28, 1999
Christian novelist to lecture, give free writing workshop
at UI Nov. 5-6
IOWA CITY -- Novelist Sandra Hollin Flowers, whose
series of books have taken on the cultural issues of gender and race, will
give a free and public lecture about writing contemporary Christian fiction
and will lead a writing workshop on the subject during her visit to the University
of Iowa Nov. 5-6.
Flowers lecture, "Contemporary Christian
Fiction: The Path from Genesis to Revelation," begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 5 at the Buchanan Auditorium in the Pappajohn Business Administration
Building. The free and public writing workshop titled "Writing Drama
for Christian Audiences," will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov.
6 in the Iowa Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Flowers, an experienced writer who has been an associate
professor of English at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. since 1990, has grappled
with reconciling serious writing with her religious faith. Flowers will share
comments about her personal struggles in the process.
Flowers appears at the UI as a guest of the Geneva
Lecture Series, a UI-sponsored student program that brings speakers to campus
to lecture about a wide range of topics from a Christian perspective. Persons
wanting to attend the Saturday workshop are encouraged to register in advance
by calling the Geneva Campus Ministry at (319) 341-0007 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline is Sunday, Oct. 31.
Other program sponsors are the UIs African-American
World Studies Program, the UI Lecture Committee, and nearly 20 UI student
religious organizations and churches in Iowa City.
Upcoming Geneva Lecture Series speakers include Mary
Vermeer Andringa of Vermeer Manufacturing, Pella, who will speak on Feb. 4,
2000. Well -known Christian environmentalist Calvin DeWitt, a professor at
the University of Wisconsin, is scheduled to lecture April 14, 2000.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability
who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please
contact Geneva Campus Ministry at (319) 341-0007.