College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Best Selling Author and Professor to Speak

Author and professor Tom Franklin will speak at Freshman Convocation.

The University of Mississippi’s annual Freshman Convocation will take place this evening in the Tad Smith Coliseum at 7 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is best-selling author and assistant professor of fiction writing, Tom Franklin. Franklin’s novel, “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” was chosen as the 2012 Common Reading Experience book and was given to every freshman at orientation. This book will be a large focus of the EDHE 105 freshman year experience and WRIT 101 first-year writing course curricula. Students are asked to attend the convocation with their EDHE instructors. Freshmen will also receive their limited edition class coins, which display the civil rights monument to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the university’s integration. Students are encouraged to save these coins and bring them to commencement in May 2016.