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UNI professor presents one-man show, 'Walt Whitman Live!!'

October 14, 2003
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William Koch, adjunct professor, English language and literature, (319) 273-6231
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Walt Whitman Live!!,' a one-man show portraying one of America's most important literary figures, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the University of Northern Iowa's Lang Hall Auditorium.

The 50-minute show features William Koch, UNI adjust professor of English, performing as Whitman and speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience with the Civil War.

Koch has also performed at the Hearst Center for the Arts, the UNI Museum, the Grout Museum, William Penn University and the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

The program is sponsored by the UNI Department of English Language and Literature. The public may attend at no charge.