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Release: Feb. 25, 2002

WSUI's ‘Live from Prairie Lights’ program features Doug Marlette

Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Doug Marlette will read from his first novel "The Bridge" at 8 p.m. March 8 as part of the "Live from Prairie Lights" series broadcast on WSUI.

The Marlette reading kicks off a month of readings from a wide range of authors, including Carolyn Briggs, Elmar Lueth, and Neil Miller.

Hosted by Julie Englander, “Live from Prairie Lights” is aired on WSUI AM 910, the UI's public radio station. The readings begin at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public at the Prairie Lights Bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

Marlette will read from "The Bridge," which tells the story of a man who is forced to face ghosts of his past in the form of a family matriarch.

--March 13: Carolyn Briggs will read from “This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost” which tells the story of her life as a born-again Christian.

--March 14: Elmar Lueth, a graduate of Iowa’s nonfiction program, will read from "No Such Country: Essays Toward Home." In the book, published by University of Iowa Press, Lueth retells the geographical and psychological borders he encountered in Germany and the U.S.

--March 28: Tufts University professor Neil Miller will read from "Sex-Crime Panic," a journalistic account of two 1955 murders in Sioux City and the antigay hysteria that followed.