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May 2, 2007

Scientist/Fisherman Reads May 15 For 'Live From Prairie Lights'

Bruce Carlson, a biologist and fisherman, will read from "Beneath the Surface: A Natural History of a Fisherman's Lake" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live on the Internet via The Writing University Web site at http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.

The free event will be recorded for broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series, originating on UI radio station WSUI-AM 910. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by Julie Englander, air at 8 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City, WOI-AM 640 in Ames and KRNI-AM 1010 in Cedar Falls. A program is also broadcast at 5 p.m. Sundays on KSUI-FM 91.7 in Iowa City.

Carlson is an emeritus faculty member in the medical school at the University of Michigan, and his book combines his two great loves in life: fishing and the biology of streams and ponds.

He regularly contributes articles that integrate scientific principles with fishing techniques to In-Fisherman magazine, and he has been studying a fishing lake in northern Minnesota for more than a half century.

The Writing University Web site not only provides a handy portal to the UI writing programs -- including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, the Translation Workshop, the UI Press and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival -- but also centralizes writing news, lists upcoming events and provides access to a wealth of writing materials: texts, journals, lists of Iowa-connected writers and publications, historic videos and archived audio. Visitors to the site have the option of subscribing to an RSS feed.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073; cell: 310-430-1013; winston-barclay@uiowa.edu