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Nov. 7, 2003

Writers' Workshop Students Will Give Poetry Reading at Museum of Art Nov. 20

University of Iowa Writers' Workshop students Shane McCrae and Erica Fiedler will read from their poetry at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA). This event is free and open to the public.

According to McCrae, his poetry is "usually concerned with human relationships." Fiedler, whose work is inspired by film and photography, is grounded in feminism and focuses on the relationships formed by women.

"I like to explore women in different types of relationships in different time periods and the complexity that arrives from those relationships, as well as when they take place in a life and in history," Fiedler said. "I like to explore woman's relationship to herself through time."

Originally from Portland, Ore., McCrae received his bachelor's degree at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Orion and American Letters & Commentary.

Fiedler received her bachelor's degree in English from Colorado State University in her home state. Recently, she has begun researching the parallels between women's relationships and Greek mythology.

The UIMA, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 10 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.Writer: Amy Fenneman

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