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Release: Oct. 29, 1999
Writers Workshop faculty join in panel discussion
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Members of the Iowa Writers
Workshop faculty -- Frank Conroy, Ethan Canin, Chris Offutt -- will join with
alumnus Tom Grimes in a panel discussion, in light of two recent books, "The
Workshop" and "The Eleventh Draft," which document and celebrate
the workshops history, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Shambaugh
Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.
The discussion -- broadcast as part of the "Live
From Prairie Lights" series originating live on the UI radio station
WSUI, 910 AM -- is free and open to the public.
Conroy, director of the Iowa Writers Workshop
since 1987 and author of the National Book Award-nominated "Stop Time,"
edited "The Eleventh Draft," a collection of essays on the writers
Robert Stone writes, "The selections in Eleventh
Draft provide unparalleled insights into the writing process. Some are
impassioned, some cool, all are eloquent and lucid. This is a book anyone
interested in the creative process should own."
In "The Workshop," Grimes has collected
43 stories by Writers Workshop graduates, many introduced by the writers
themselves, and a series of essays on Iowas place in 20th-century American
literature. Grimes directs the Masters of Fine Arts Program in creative writing
at Southwest Texas State University.
For more information on the "Live From Prairie
Lights" readings, visit the series web page at http://www.prairielights.com/livefromplights.htm.