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June 29, 2010

At A Glance

Guitar-maker Creston Lea reads from debut collection July 14

Creston Lea will read from his debut collection of stories, "Wild Punch," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The free event will be streamed live on the UI's Writing University website, http://www.writinguniversity.org.

Set in northern New England, these stories portray the revelatory moments of small-timers, clergymen, hotheads, day laborers, motorcycle racers, loggers, horse farmers and young veterans of the Gulf War.

Lea's stories have appeared in DoubleTake, Open City, Hunger Mountain and W.W. Norton’s "25 and Under: Fiction." Visit his website at http://www.crestonlea.com.

Lea also has a custom guitar-building business, Creston Electric Instruments: http://crestonguitars.com. Among other creations, he built a guitar incorporating a piece of sandstone, a steel plate and a carriage bolt from Woody Guthrie's childhood home in Oklahoma.

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