Hudon, Harris, and Vasey

May 18, 2010 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

In honor of Older Americans Month, a tradition dating back to 1963 to honor the legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans, Prairie Lights will host a reading with Sandra L. Hudson, Claudine Harris and Mary Vasey.

Sandra L. Hudson will read from Strike Zone: The Games of Baseball & Money. It’s a financial coming of age novel that coaches young teens about baseball, making money, and making money work for them. Hudson earned a masters degree in education from Harvard University, with a concentration in administration, planning, and social policy, and has drawn upon personal experiences and business classics to write Strike Zone. The book was recently awarded the Eudora Welty Fiction Award.

Essayist, poet and photographer, Claudine Harris will read from her work. Claudine Harris was born in Paris and lives in Iowa City. She has published a memoir, Fragments of a Mosaic, and a collection of essays, Echospace. She has also published a collection of photographs, Gilbert Street and a Half — A Year in Photos.

Mary Vasey will read from her dramatic monologue, J-E-L-L-O, published in Magic in Black and White, the second volume of collected writings by the University Club Writers of Iowa City. Mary Vasey's plays and monologues have been performed in high schools, as well as in the Walking the Wire show at Riverside Theatre. In addition, there will be a brief reading of the poems of Paul Zimmer. Paul Zimmer — a highly acclaimed poet and essayist — is the former director of The University of Iowa Press.


Ina Loewenberg, an active member of The Johnson County Livable Community for Succesful Aging Initiative, will host the reading.

Listen to an audio recording of this reading here