WRITER: BETHNEY LARSON
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 5, 2001
WSUI to broadcast 'Live from Prairie Lights' readings
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Upcoming "Live from Prairie Lights" readings
broadcast on WSUI AM 910 will feature Gretel Ehrlich, Daniel Scott, Chris
Philips, and Horace Porter. Also on the broadcast schedule is local writer
Osha Gray Davidson, and husband and wife mystery writers Pete Hautman and
Hosted by Julie Englander, "Live from Prairie Lights" is aired
on WSUI, University of Iowa's public radio station. The readings, which are
free and open to the public at thee Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa
-- Nature writer Gretel Ehrlich will read from her new book "This Cold
Heaven" on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. The book is about her adventures
and observations in Northern Greenland.
-- On Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Daniel Scott will read from "Some
of Us Have to Get Up in the Morning." This is Scott's first collection
of short stories, which describes gay and straight struggles between characters
with complex lives.
-- Philosopher Chris Philips will read from his book "Socrates Café"
on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. This book influences readers to return to
the Socratic art of asking questions.
-- Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. UI African-American and World Studies Chair
Horace Porter will read from his UI Press book, "Jazz Country: Ralph
Ellison in America." The book recounts Ellison's fascination with jazz
and the importance it plays in American culture.
-- Married mystery writers Pete Hautman and Mary Logue will hold a joint
reading on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. Hautman will share his book, "Rag
Man," and Logue will read from "Glare Ice."
-- Local writer and UI graduate Osha Gray Davidson will read his new book
"Fire in the Turtle House" Monday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. The book is
about deep sea turtles affected by disease.