Thursday, September 30, 7-8 p.m.
Live Event via Zoom
We are excited to present author Casey Cep for a live online conversation with KFRU’s David Lile. Ms. Cep will discuss the research and writing of her bestselling book “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.” She will also be answering questions submitted by reader in the community. KOPN will broadcast the author talk live on 89.5 KOPN, and this also be recorded for later viewing through October 15.
Please register to get a link to this Zoom event.
For this year’s One Read art exhibit, we asked artists from Mid-Missouri to submit works that that explore the experience of careful observation, investigation or the revelation of something previously unknown. We thank all of the contributing artists and we extend a special congratulations to the winners listed below. Thanks also to our judges for their careful consideration of the entries and for providing us with comments on the winning pieces.
You can view the entire exhibit virtually at www.orrstreetstudios.com.
Pastel and gouache
Judge’s comments: There is a real depth to this work. It reveals layers and encourages you to investigate. The shadowed, hard edge around the figure’s face suggests that something has been peeled away to reveal what’s underneath.
A One Read Art Exhibit
Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia and orrstreetstudios.com)
“History isn’t what happens, but what gets written down.”
~Casey Cep, “Furious Hours”
Inspired by this year’s One Read book “Furious Hours,” we invite Mid-Missouri artists ages 16 and older to contribute works that explore the experience of careful observation, investigation or the revelation of something previously unknown.
Cash prizes will be awarded for three winners, sponsored by Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The third place winner will receive $50, second place $75 and first place $125 plus a one-year membership to the Columbia Art League.
The exhibit will take place September 1-24, and can be viewed in person at the September 3 First Friday reception or virtually at orrstreetstudios.com.
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About the Book
“Furious Hours” is the stunning story of a serial killer and the book Harper Lee failed to publish about his crimes.
Part true crime narrative, part biography, “Furious Hours” documents the remarkable story of the 1970s-era Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell, and Harper Lee’s attempt to write a book about his crimes, the justice system and racial politics in the deep South. Cep first tells the story of Maxwell, the mysterious deaths of several family members, accusations of voodoo and his dramatic murder at the funeral of his final alleged victim. Cep next dives deeply into the trial of Maxwell’s killer (which Harper Lee attended), Alabama politics and the insanity defense. Finally, Cep creates a portrait of a frustrated Lee, trying — and failing — to get to the truth behind the murders onto the page. The result is an extensively researched and immersive work of nonfiction. Read More
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 public vote.
Final 10 Selections
A Children’s Bible
The Color of Law
Furious Hours (Winner)
The Great Pretender
The Nickel Boys
The Resisters (Runner-up)
Other Suggested Titles