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University of Iowa News Release

April 14, 2006

Columnist, Writer Dan Savage To Speak At UI

Dan Savage, writer, newspaper editor and author of the column "Savage Love," will discuss politics, sex, journalism and other various topics when he speaks at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Macbride Auditorium.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Savage is noted for his sage sex advice and sharp political humor and his writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Salon.com, Rolling Stone, and The Onion, among other publications. He has also contributed numerous pieces to This American Life on public radio.

"Savage Love" is an internationally syndicated sex-advice column read by millions of people every week. Savage has written the column for 10 years and it runs in more than 70 newspapers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.  He is also the editor of The Stranger, Seattle's weekly newspaper.

Savage is also the author of several books, including "Savage Love," a collection of his advice columns; "The Kid," an award-winning memoir about adoption; and "The Commitment," which discusses gay marriage and chronicles his decision to marry his partner of more than 10 years.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with a disability who require an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the committee at 319-335-3059.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.