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Sept. 22, 2004

Iowa Caucuses Play Role In Oct. 5 WSUI Reading By Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott will read from his political memoir "Looking Forward to It" -- based on his experiences covering the Iowa-caucus and New Hampshire-primary campaigns -- at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.

The reading, hosted by Julie Englander, will be a free event at the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen on the Internet at http://wsui.uiowa.edu.

Elliott, who also manages a political weblog at http://www.stephenelliott.com, subtitled his memoir "or how I learned to stop worrying and love the American political process," a reference to the subtitle of Stanley Kubrick's iconic 1964 anti-war film "Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." For a preview of the new book, which was partly written during Elliott's time in Iowa City, visit http://www.mcsweeneys.net/authorpages/elliott/elliott8.html.

Elliott is the author of four novels, including "Happy Baby," which was published in hardback in 2004 and will be released in paperback in 2005.

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

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