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Sept. 11, 2007

Early registration ends Oct. 1 for NonfictioNow Conference at UI

Discounted early registrations are now being accepted for the Bedell NonfictioNow Conference, to be hosted by the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program Nov. 1 to 3 at the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Conference registration is $200 ($75 for students) through Oct. 1.

Registration can be accomplished online at The site also includes a full schedule of conference events in the Iowa Memorial Union, as well as information on travel, lodging and parking.

After Oct. 1 the nonstudent registration fee will rise to $225.

The Bedell NonfictionNow Conference is a biennial gathering of 400 nonfiction writers, teachers and students from around the world. Panels and readings highlight the myriad forms of nonfiction from the video essay, documentary and radio essay to the memoir, lyric essay and literary journalism. This year's keynote speakers are Patricia Hampl, Ross McElwee and Richard Rodriguez.

General inquires about the conference should be directed to

The Nonfiction Writing Program is part of the English Department in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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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, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0073,