Rolling Dance Chair / Festival of Reading
It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair, which lets people with disabilities dance.
The 21st Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. A number of authors with ties to the University of South Florida will be presenting their latest work. We’ll talk to three of them on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
USF Dept. of English instructors Ira Sukrungruang (In Thailand, It Is Night) and Karen Brown (The Longings of Wayward Girls) read from their works and talk about what it's like to meet readers at the Festival of Reading.
USF Professor of English & Film Studies Phillip Sipiora (Mind of An Outlaw) reads from his preface to the collection of essays written by literary legend Norman Mailer. Sipiora also talks about his relationship with Mailer.
Rolling Dance Chair
Merry Lynn Morris
Instructor/Adviser, USF School of Theatre & Dance
Rolling Dance Chair website
Festival of Reading
Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
USF St. Petersburg
140 7th Ave. S
Saturday, October 26 10 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m.
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.