Recording of George Hodgman’s Author Talk

We always say that while we call this program One Read, creating a successful month of events takes the work of many. This past year, a volunteer from Columbia Access Television, one of our community partners, filmed author George Hodgman’s charming, insightful and moving talk at Columbia College. He spoke about the writing of “Bettyville,” caring for his mother in her final days and the importance of a safe place to call home. If you were unable to attend that talk, or if you simply want to relive the magic of that evening, here is the recording. Enjoy!

One Read Author’s Talks

Keija ParssinenSpend an evening with One Read author Keija Parssinen!

Thursday, September 19 › 7 p.m.
Columbia, Columbia College, Launer Auditorium

Thursday, September 26 › 7 p.m.
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

One Read author Keija Parssinen steps up to the podium to talk about growing up in Saudi Arabia and how it inspired her to write her debut novel, “The Ruins of Us.” She’ll also speak to writing as a craft and answer your questions.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing following each of these talks.

Browse our full listing of One Read events in our online program guide, and join us in September for book discussions, films, presentations, radio programsart and more. And don’t forget to sign up to let us know you are reading this year’s selection.