Category Archives: 2016 Program

KFRU’s David Lile Interviews One Read Author George Hodgman

On August 31st, KFRU’s David Lile interviewed this year’s One Read author George Hodgman about his memoir, “Bettyville.” Listen to Hodgman speak on the writing process, his struggle with maintaining some privacy of his mother, and the possibility of adapting “Bettyville” … Continue reading

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Mini Memoir Writing Contest

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered! “On Betty’s Journey, I have learned something I had not known: I am very strong, strong enough to stay, strong enough to go when the time comes. I … Continue reading

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The View From Here: One Read Art Exhibit Call for Submissions

The View From Here A One Read Art Exhibit Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia) “The sky is our sea here, our object of contemplation in all its moods and shades. My father taught me to observe it…My father … Continue reading

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2016 One READ Winner: About “Bettyville” and George Hodgman

About the Book “Bettyville” is a funny, tender memoir about a son coming home to a place he never quite fit to care for his aging mother. Hodgman, after working for years as an editor in New York City, returns … Continue reading

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2016 List of Suggested Titles

Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a … Continue reading

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