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Release: July 2, 2002

WSUI's 'Live from Prairie Lights' broadcasts set for July 8-18

WSUI-AM 910 continues its "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcasts in July, featuring readings of poetry, travel essays and fiction.

Hosted by Julie Englander, "Live from Prairie Lights" is aired on WSUI, 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. Upcoming readings include:

July 8: Non-fiction writer Robin Magowan will read from "Improbable Journey." This book of travel essays takes him to Nepal, New Guinea, pre-Castro Cuba, Haiti and other exotic places, traveling by foot, bicycle, bus and by sticking out his thumb.

July 9: Poet Douglas Goetsch of the Iowa Summer Writing Festival will read from his collection, "Nobody's Hell."

July 12: Carol Ann Sima, novelist and teacher, will read from her new book, "The Mermaid That Came Between Them," a fairy tale of father and son both desperately in love with the same mythical creature.

July 15: Post-modern novelist Chuck Pahlaniuk, author of "Fight Club," will read from his latest outrageous fiction, "Choke."

July 16: Haven Kimmel who authored an intimate memoir, "A Girl Named Zippy," will be reading from her first novel, "The Solace of Leaving Early."

July 17: Novelist Faith Sullivan, author of "The Cape Ann and Empress of One" will read from her new novel, "What a Woman Must Do." Set in rural Minnesota in 1952, the book explores the conflicted loyalties of three women

July 18: Elizabeth Stone will be reading from "A Boy I Once Knew," a book about death, friendship, AIDS and memory.