Unbound Book Festival

A Conversation With Local Author Julija Šukys

Apr 20, 2018
Shane Epping

The Unbound Book Festival in Columbia runs from April 19 to April 21 and features several local authors. Julija Šukys is a local creative nonfiction author. We talked about her book Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter's Reckoning.


A Conversation With Local Author Allison Coffelt

Apr 20, 2018
Allison Coffelt

The Unbound Book Festival in Columbia runs from April 19 to April 21 and features several local authors. Allison Coffelt lives in Columbia. We talked about her book Maps Are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip Through Haiti.


A Conversation With Local Author Nina Furstenau

Apr 19, 2018
Missouri School of Journalism

The Unbound Book Festival in Columbia runs from April 19 to April 21 and features several local authors. Nina Furstenau is a local author who writes about culture through the lens of food. We talked about her book Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland. 


The third annual Unbound Book Festival returns next weekend to the Stephens College campus in Columbia! Among the new changes this year is the addition of Thursday to what was just a two-day event. CATHY SALTER is here to tell us all about this free event that's fun for all ages - watch! April 13, 2018

Unbound Book Festival Author to Open New Bookstore

Mar 22, 2018
Torie Ross / KBIA

Local author and Unbound Book Festival founder Alex George says he plans to open up a new bookstore on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia late this summer.

George wants his shop to contribute to the literary community in Columbia.

 

“I’m a firm believer that bookstores are a force of good in society,” George said. “They provide a place for people to meet and to exchange ideas and talk.”

Alex George / University of Missouri

Alex George is a lawyer by day, and an author by even earlier in the day. The author of six books, including Setting Free the Kites – published by Penguin in February, is also organizing the Unbound Book Festival, in its second year running this April.

The festival will bring acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie, author of such books as Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses to Columbia.

George said that as the festival organizer, he was glad to bring someone of Rushdie’s celebrity to Unbound and is excited to see Rushdie in front of an audience.

Today Paul Pepper and CATHY SALTER talk about the upcoming Unbound Book Festival, a FREE event on the Stephens College Campus Saturday, April 22! (Be sure and catch nationally-known author, Salman Rushdie, April 21 at Jesse Auditorium.) Celebrate the written word with a variety of events that are sure to make this an unforgettable weekend! At [4:15] PETER MIYAMOTO invites everyone to the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and Festival April 6-9 in Columbia! This is a national competition. Peter says, "we bring in 15 of the nation's best ensembles...[to perform in front of an]...international panel of judges. Watch for details! April 3, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with ALEX GEORGE, Director/Founder of the  Unbound Book Festival, about what to expect in year #2! If you attended this year's festival, the first, you'll be excited to know that not only is it coming back, but that nationally known author Salman Rushdie will be a featured speaker! Watch for details! December 2, 2016

Paul Pepper: Cathy Salter, Unbound Book Festival

Apr 15, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHY SALTER about the upcoming Unbound Book Festival. According to the their website, 'Unbound' is a brand-new festival that celebrates literature of all kinds. As Cathy says, "it's a mini-True/False Festival for books." Watch our short interview and then make plans to attend this (free!) inaugural event at Stephens College next Friday! April 15, 2016