All sessions of the Oxford Conference for the Book are free and open to the public. Registration is not necessary to attend sessions.
The conference includes several special events, including a guided tour of University of Mississippi Museum, a UM Campus Slavery Research tour, an opening reception at Memory House, a lecture lunch in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library, a poetry talk and lunch at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library, and a book signing and closing reception at Off Square Books.
Sign up here for social events.
We look forward to seeing you here in Oxford. Conference-rate on-campus lodging is available at the Inn at Ole Miss. Make your reservations now, and ask for the special conference rate. A limited number of rooms are on hold. Conference-rate lodging is also available just off the Oxford Square at The Graduate Oxford (select “University Alumni/Visitors” rate).
Lodging in and near Oxford is available elsewhere, and phone numbers are listed below.
- The Inn at Ole Miss: 662-234-2331
- The Graduate: 662-234-3031
- Hampton Inn/Conference Center: 662-234-5565
- Hampton Inn Oxford West: 662-232-2442
- Towne Place Suites: 662-238-3522
- Holiday Inn Express: 662-236-2500
- Super 8 Motel: 662-234-7013
- Quality Inn and Suites: 662- 234-6000
For more ideas, see the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau for a full list of area hotels.
The drive from Memphis to Oxford is approximately 68 miles. A map from the airport to the Overby Center on the University of Mississippi campus (where most Conference events take place) can be found here.
Parking at the Conference
Parking passes are necessary for visitors on the UM campus, and parking is only allowed in designated lots. The closest visitor parking to conference sites is on University Avenue, along the Grove and near the Lyceum on the University Circle. Guests may purchase their own passes for $4/day at the Welcome Center on University Avenue, adjacent to the Grove, upon arrival at the conference each day.
The parking office has info for visitors.