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Release: Nov. 19, 2001

Live from Prairie Lights' readings to be broadcast on WSUI Nov. 26-Dec. 4

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Upcoming "Live from Prairie Lights" readings broadcast on WSUI AM 910 will feature University of Iowa Assistant Professor Jael Silliman, non-fiction writer Brian Bouldry and local writer Jennifer New. Self-help writer Joan Oliver Goldsmith, mystery writer Tinker Marks, and Algerian novelist Assia Djebar are also on the broadcast schedule.

Hosted by Julie Englander, "Live from Prairie Lights" is aired on WSUI, the UI's public radio station. The readings, are free and open to the public at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City (except as noted), include:

-- Monday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Jael Silliman UI assistant professor of Women's Studies, will read from "Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames." The book is a memoir of how Jewish communities in Iraq, Calcutta, and Rangoon survive and adapt to dislocation. Silliman will donate the book proceeds from the reading to the Iowa Women's Foundation.

-- Brian Bouldry, will read from his book "Monster" on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. In the book Bouldry discusses machismo and what it means in America.

-- On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Jennifer New, an Iowa City writer will read from "Dan Eldon: The Art of Life," about the young journalist and humanitarian who gave his life for social change in Somalia in 1993.

-- Singer Joan Oliver Goldsmith will read from her self-help book, "How Can I Keep from Singing," Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. The book shows people how to sing for simply for the joy of it.

-- On Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Mark Montgomery and Tinker Powell from Grinnell College's economics department (who write under the pen name Tinker Marks) from will read from "Theoretically Dead," their first foray into the field of mystery fiction.

-- Algerian novelist, Assia Djebar, will read from her post-colonial novel of Algeria, "Algerian White" Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in Buchanan Auditorium, Room W10 of the Pappajohn Business Building on the UI Campus.