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Release: June 6, 2002

WSUI's 'Live from Prairie Lights' broadcasts scheduled for June 10-17

WSUI-AM 910 continues its "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcasts in June, featuring readings of non-fiction, short stories, 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. Other upcoming readings include:

-- June 10: Ron Carlson will be reading from "At the Jim Bridger," his latest book of stories, which includes the tales of how someone is affected by the appearance of a strange beach towel, an ordinary son in a family of geniuses, and a teen magician who seduces the prettiest girl in his high school, with unexpected consequences.

-- June 11: Poet Anne-Marie Cusac will read from her new collection of poems, Mean Days. Cusac is also a prize-winning journalist and editor of The Progressive in Madison, Wis.

-- June 13: Iowa City novelist Thisbe Nissen, along with co-author Erin Ergenbright, will read from "The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook." The book is a humorous collection of recipes, each paired with a story about a relationship with a college sweetheart, as culled from the authors' past loves.

-- June 17: Peggy Vincent, former attendee of the Iowa Summer Writing Program will read from "Baby Catcher," in which she writes about her experience as a working nurse-midwife. In the book, she chronicles her diverse birth experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery in the United States.