keija parssinen http://kbia.org en 4 reasons Columbia is a writer’s haven http://kbia.org/post/4-reasons-columbia-writer-s-haven <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even though Columbia is a relatively small city, it is full of published writers. On Intersection this week, local authors </span>Keija<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Parssinen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Marlene Lee and Alex George told us why they think Columbia is such a writer&rsquo;s haven.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 40365 at http://kbia.org 4 reasons Columbia is a writer’s haven Author Keija Parssinen describes origins of 'The Ruins of Us' http://kbia.org/post/author-keija-parssinen-describes-origins-ruins-us <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline;">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:50:51 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 40223 at http://kbia.org Author Keija Parssinen describes origins of 'The Ruins of Us' Columbia One Read author explores geographical and cultural boundaries http://kbia.org/post/columbia-one-read-author-explores-geographical-and-cultural-boundaries <p>What happens when you put together a blue-eyed blonde Texas woman with a handsome Saudi man living in a traditional Saudi culture, and throw in a young secular Arab blogger and a young Muslim man rediscovering his fundamentalist roots? And, specifically, what happens when they’re all in the same family? If that sounds familiar, it's because that family is the Baylani family, whose relationships with each other, their country and their cultures are explored in the novel, <em>The Ruins of Us</em>.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:28:40 +0000 Janet Saidi 40097 at http://kbia.org Columbia One Read author explores geographical and cultural boundaries The Ruins of Us: An interview with author Keija Parssinen http://kbia.org/post/ruins-us-interview-author-keija-parssinen <p>Local writer Keija Parssinen is something of a fixture on Columbia&rsquo;s literary scene. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:12:17 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 7025 at http://kbia.org The Ruins of Us: An interview with author Keija Parssinen