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Event Information:

  • Wed
    30
    Mar
    2022
    Fri
    01
    Apr
    2022

    Oxford Conference for the Book

    Oxford, Mississippi

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022

    5:00 p.m.  An OCB Warm-up Event
    Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Big Bruiser Dope Boy (Something Gross), with guest musician Thomas Dollbaum
    The End of All Music

    6:30 p.m. The Future of the South Lecture
    Imani Perry (South to America: A Journey below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation), with Derrick Harriell
    Nutt Auditorium

    7:30 p.m. Book Conference Authors Party
    Co-hosted by the Friends of the Library
    Memory House
    406 University Ave.
    (Advance Ticket Required) 

    THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022

    9:30 a.m.  The Fight for Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
    Kate Clifford Larson (Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer), in conversation with Ted Ownby
    Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

    11:00 a.m.  Welcome Lunch at Archives and Special Collections
    Hosted by the Friends of the Library
    Archives and Special Collections
    J.D. Williams Library
    (Lunch is free, but registration appreciated)

    11:30 a.m. Mississippi Humanities Council Presents “Reflecting Mississippi
    Ralph Eubanks (A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape), welcome by Jennifer Ford
    Archives and Special Collections
    J.D. Williams Library

    1:00 p.m. Remediating Region: New Media and the US South
    Gina Caison, Austin Svedjan, Sherita Johnson, and Margaret T. McGehee, with Katie McKee introducing session
    Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

    2:30 p.m. National Book Foundation Presents
    Robert Jones Jr. (The Prophets) and Jason Mott (Hell of a Book), with Ralph Eubanks moderating
    Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

    4:30 p.m. Poetry in the Gallery
    Charlotte Pense (Code), Joshua Nguyen (Come Clean), and Marcella Sulak (City of Skypapers), with Beth Ann Fennelly introducing session
    Southside Gallery on the Oxford Square

    6:00 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio
    Poet Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), authors Jason Mott (Hell of a Book) and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), and musician Thomas Dollbaum
    Harrison’s 1810 (1210 Harrison Ave., just off the Square)

    FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

    10:30 a.m. “Each Unhappy Family”: Memoir and Memory
    Liz Scheier (Never Simple: A Memoir) and Maud Newton (Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation)
    Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

    12:00 p.m. Poetry Talk and Lunch
    Marcella Sulak (City of Skypapers)
    Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
    (Lunch is free, but registration appreciated)

    1:30 p.m. Writing from the Southwest Review
    Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), and William Boyle (Shoot the Moonlight Out), with Bobby Rea moderating
    Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

    2:45 p.m. Reading and Conversation
    Raven Leilani (Luster), with introduction by Christy Conner and Q&A with Ser Álida
    Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

    4:00 p.m. The Presentation of the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
    Monica Weatherly (“If I Had My Grandmama’s Praise”), introduction by Susan Kinsolving and in conversation with Derrick Harriell, and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), introduction by Jonathan Haupt and in conversation with Amber Nichols-Buckley
    Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

    5:15 p.m. A Willie Morris Awards and Oxford Conference for the Book Celebration
    Reception and Book Signing
    Hosted by the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
    Off Square Books on the Oxford Square