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Release: April 6, 2000

International Mondays presents Singaporean writer April 10

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Mondays will present distinguished Singaporean novelist Christine Suchen Lim, speaking on "Writing Across Race, Language, and Culture in a Multi-Racial Society, the Singapore Novelist Writing in English" Monday, April 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 230 of the International Center.

After attending the University of Iowa's world-renowned International Writing Program in 1996, Lim returns to the UI campus as the International Programs' spring 2000 writer-in-residence.

During her residency, she is presenting workshops and readings at public libraries, schools and senior centers in Iowa through this UI outreach program. A third-generation descendant of illiterate Chinese immigrants, Lim describes herself as a Southeast Asian writer. When she was 15, her family left Malaysia and moved to Singapore where she was sent to the convent for her English education. She graduated from the University of Singapore and taught in a college for some years before writing fiction.

Lim's first novel, "Ricebowl" was published in 1984; in 1986, she co-authored a prize-winning short play, "The Amah: a Portrait in Black and White." Her second novel, "Gift from the Gods," appeared in 1990, and in 1992 she was the first writer to receive the Singapore Literature Prize for her third novel, "Fistful of Colours." She is presently a curriculum specialist in the Singapore Ministry of Education, and she has also written teaching materials and several children's stories.

The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.

The series is free and open to the public, and includes a free lunch. For more information, call Connie Noren, at (319) 335-0345 or Aya Matsushima at (319) 335-0637.

UI silent film series continues with screening of "Joyless Street" April 13

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa's Institute for Cinema & Culture's ongoing seminar "Fourteen Weeks of Nostalgia for the Early Days of Feature Films" offers weekly screenings of silent films with live musical accompaniment. The next screening, April 13, will be of George W. Pabst's "Joyless Street" with live accompaniment by Thomas Christensen, an associate professor in the UI School of Music. Screenings are at 7 p.m., every Thursday through the end of the semester in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building. There will be a discussion after each film. The screenings are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule and further information, call the Institute for Cinema & Culture, 335-1348.

UI Small Business Development Center hosts consulting workshop April 22

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center will host "How to Start and Build a Super Consulting Practice" on Saturday, April 22.

This all-day workshop is for those considering consulting as a full- or part-time career, current consultants, or those wishing to expand their personal and professional horizons.

Topics to be discussed include: why consultants get hired and why they don't; marketing strategies unique to consulting; how to write, deliver, and negotiate proposals; calculating practice costs and expenses; and setting consulting fees.

Taught by management consultant Robert F. Knotek, the program is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Tenneco Colloquium (Room S401) of the John Pappajohn Business Building.

Those registering by April 14 for $99 will receive Knotek's article "Out of the Zoo...Into the Jungle" and its companion guide, "The Entrepreneurial Minute: Networking." The registration fee after April 14 is $125. Space is limited. To enroll, call (319) 335-3742, or email