1. "Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend" by Christo Brand
2. "Waiting is Not Easy!" by Mo Willems
3. "Sons of Wichita" by Daniel Schulman
4. "Everything I Need to Know about Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book" by Diane Muldrow
5. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
6. "Santa is Coming to Kansas" by Robert Dunn
7. "The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin
8. "Kansas Landscape, Volume 1" by Mark Feiden
9. "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
10. "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand
KMUW Literary Feast Book Club
Literary Feast participants meet on the second Friday of each month, beginning with a social at 6:00 p.m. They enjoy dinner together with a special menu; then, over dessert, they take part in a book discussion led by KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin & Watermark’s owner, Sarah Bagby. Tickets are available for $12 at the Watermark book counter or by calling (316) 682-1181.
BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2015, the KMUW staff--Jedd, Lu, and Sarah Jane--will be making the book selections for each month! Look for their "by-lines" below.
Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has been with KMUW since 2007. He is the host and producer of Strange Currency, a two-hour music show, which airs Monday-Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. He is also the producer of the bi-weekly trends commentary “Into It,” as well as “Musical Space,” and he produces and writes KMUW’s bi-weekly theatre roundup “At Play.” He received his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University in 2001 (where he was a Creative Writing Fellow) and holds a B.A. in English (with an emphasis in writing) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Watermark owner, Sarah Bagby, has over 30 years of experience at Watermark Books. Sarah was appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Book Association, and is currently serving a second three-year-term. She is a member of the Midwest Booksellers Association, which serves a 10 state region, and recently served as president of the association. She has also served on the Advisory Council of VOICE, an imprint of Hyperion Publishing, and also for Pamela Dorman Books, an imprint of Penguin. She is very active in the community and participates in several literary associations.
For archives of what the members of the KMUW Literary Feast have read in the past, click here.