Columbia is the first stop on their Midwest tour! See CA Conrad, poet, read excerpts from "The Book of Frank." Conrad is a long time personal friend of mine, and I know he's been working on this material for over 25 years. See some samples at http://www.jargonbooks.com/frank.html.
In addition, Magdalena Zurawski will be reading from her new book "The Bruise," and Aaron Kunin will be reading from his new book "The Mandarin."
For additonal information about the tour and each of these writer's works, see http://fbman888.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-coming-to-midwest-of-america.html.