One Read Author’s Talk: M.O. Walsh

Tuesday, September 27 › 7-8 p.m.
Launer Auditorium, Columbia College, 1001 Rogers. St., Columbia
Broadcast live on KOPN 89.5/FM
Livestream watch party at Callaway County Public Library in Fulton

Author M.O. WalshJoin us to hear One Read author M.O. Walsh talk about his book “The Big Door Prize,” his writing process and the inspiration for the novel. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and get copies of the book signed. You can also watch a livestream of this talk at the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton and hear it live on KOPN 89.5-FM. Masks are requested at Launer Auditorium.

Read more about M.O. Walsh.

One Read Author Talk With Casey Cep

Thursday, September 30, 7-8 p.m.

Casey Cep with One Read 20th anniversary logo

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.

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.