Flash Fiction Contest Winners

As part of this year’s One Read program, we invited you to take inspiration from “The Turner House,” and tell a story about a haunting in 250 words or less. It could have been about a haunting by a ghost, the haunting consequences of a past decision or some other type of haunting entirely.

We received many entries about ghosts and ghouls, but a few were a different haunting all together. All of the writers shared their stories in less than 250 words. Thank you to everyone who entered and shared your stories of hauntings!

Our two winners are Denise Felt and Leah Allen. Honorable mention goes to Wyatt Wilkerson.

We are excited to share with you the winning stories.

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Author’s Talk With Angela Flournoy

Join us later this month to hear author Angela Flournoy talk about her novel “The Turner House.” After her remarks, she will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her book.

photo of Angela Flournoy
Photo by LaToya T. Duncan

 

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

Shelter: Art Exhibit Winners

photo of woman examining painting of landscape

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.

First Place:

photo of artist with his winning painting“Back in the Day,” acrylic
by Larry Carver

 

 

 

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Every Turner Dances: The Music of Detroit

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!