On September 26, KFRU’s David Lile interviewed this year’s One Read author Angela Flournoy about her novel “The Turner House.” Listen below to hear her talk about writing her debut novel, the research she conducted for it and how the history of Detroit influenced “The Turner House.”
For this year’s One Read art exhibit, we asked artists from Mid-Missouri to submit works that shelter or dwellings of any kind – homes, neighborhoods, families or places that give people or animals refuge. Thank you to all the artists who participated!
At the awards reception on September 1, the following winners were announced. Congratulations to all! The exhibit will be on display at Orr Street Studios through September 22.
It’s nearly impossible to think of Detroit, the setting of “The Turner House,” without thinking about its rich music scene. Earlier this month, Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune, took us on a tour of the sounds of the city, and he played samples of a variety of genres that came out of the Motor City: soul, jazz, hip-hop and rock and roll.
In case you missed it (or if you just want to get lost in some great tunes from Detroit), we’ve shared his playlist here. Enjoy!
Update: Thank you for all of your entries! We’ll be announcing our winners here on October 18.
“Humans haunt more houses than ghosts do.” -Angela Flournoy, “The Turner House”
In this year’s One Read selection, the characters are haunted by a variety of issues. Francis Turner moved from Arkansas to Detroit to start fresh and escape his past, while, years later, his son Cha-Cha is haunted by a “haint.”
Taking inspiration from “The Turner House,” we invite you to tell a story about a haunting in 250 words or less. It could be about a haunting by a ghost, the haunting consequences of a past decision or some other type of haunting entirely — the choice is yours!