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Release: Oct. 26, 2006

Artist/Gay Activist Miller Reads 'Live From Prairie Lights' Nov. 9

Performance artist and gay activist Tim Miller will read from his new book, "1001 Beds: Performances, Essays and Travels," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, on UI radio station WSUI-AM 910.

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

David Bergman, editor of the "Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog" series, wrote: "Tim Miller has made a career not only of making the personal political, but more important, of making the political personal. As a result, '1001 Beds' is not just a document of life as a performance artist, but a history of performance art; it is not just the story of a gay man, but an account of how being gay has changed."

Miller is the author of the books "Body Blows" and "Shirts & Skin" and his performance texts have appeared in the play collections "O Solo Homo" and "Sharing the Delirium." He teaches performance at the UCLA School of Theater and is co-founder of Performance Space 122 in New York City and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Calif.

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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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