Louisville Public Media hits Kickstarter goal early for short fiction series

By Ben Mook

Louisville Public Media topped its $4,000 Kickstarter campaign goal for Unbound, its new short fiction series, six days ahead of schedule.

As of 4 p.m. April 3, the Kickstarter project had secured pledges totaling $4,153 from 141 backers. The campaign will conclude on April 8, so could secure additional pledges before it winds down.

The first 10-episode season of Unbound is budgeted at cost $9,000. LPM sought $4,000 from Kickstarter backers and the remaining $5,000 from a sponsorship deal with Spalding University in Louisville.

Unbound will feature short stories read by authors Frank Bill (“Crimes in Southern Indiana,” “Donnybrook”), Gwenda Bond (“Blackwood”), Holly Goddard Jones (“Girl Trouble”), Neela Vaswani (“Where the Long Grass Bends,” “Same Sun Here”), Silas House (“Eli the Good”), Matt Bell (“In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods”), Roxane Gay (“Ayiti”) and Kyle Minor (“In the Devil’s Territory”)

LPM operates Louisville’s three public radio stations: NPR news/talk station WFPL, Triple A music WFPK and classical WUOL.

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