Unbound Book Festival – Sat. April 22

A quick update about the Unbound Book Festival.

We will have our new LED installation at Stephens College all day Saturday, April 22 (not Friday and Saturday as previously announced).

Here’s why you should stop by:

See you there!


Jennifer Maritza McCauley

Our installation at the 2017 Unbound Book Festival will feature new work by Columbia author, Jennifer Maritza McCauley. We couldn’t be happier about sharing her writing with Columbia’s literature lovers!
In case you don’t already know her work:

JMMJennifer Maritza McCauley is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri. She is also Contest Editor at The Missouri Review, associate editor at Origins Literary Journal and reviews editor at Fjords Review. She has received creative writing fellowships from SAFTA, CantoMundo and the Knight Foundation, and her work appears or is forthcoming in Columbia Journal, Vassar Review, Passages North and Jabberwock Review, amongst other outlets. Her poetry collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF will be released in fall 2017.

Come see us on April 21st and 22nd to experience Jennifer’s work scrolling by on our LED display – you won’t be disappointed.

LED at the Unbound Book Festival

The 2017 Unbound Book Festival is coming right up, and we are excited to be participating! Events begin Friday, April 21, with “An Evening with Salman Rushdie” at Jesse Auditorium. We’ll be announcing our exact location soon, but definitely look for our LED display at Jesse Hall that evening.

The festival proper runs all day Saturday (April 22), and we’ll be set up in the Kimball Ballroom at Stephens College. There’s a full schedule of book signings and other events, so come find us in the fray. We will be selling copies of the LED Anthology and handing out information about an exciting new LED writing competition! Check back soon for details about submissions, prizes, and more.

But wait! We haven’t announced the most important part yet – the writer! Brand new work by Columbia author Jennifer Maritza McCauley will be gracing our LED display. We are honored and extremely exciting to be bringing her work to this year’s festival! Don’t leave on Saturday without reading her contribution!

We are also deeply grateful for the Columbia Daily Tribune, who made this happen. The Tribune introduced Literature Emitting Diodes to the folks at the Unbound Book Festival, and has worked tirelessly on the logistics of our participation.

The Tribune is also co-sponsoring and facilitating our new competition (more about that soon!)