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Free “Desperation Road” Screening Set for Oct. 13

Join author Michael Farris Smith at the Powerhouse in Oxford on Friday, October 13 for an evening of cinema featuring the film adaptation of his book “Desperation Road.” Smith’s novel was named Indie Next, honored on numerous Best Books lists, and will be his second feature-film adaptation but the first to release. The Southern noir … Continued

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Literature, Blackness, Christianity Explored Friday, March 31

On Friday, March 31, Deesha Philyaw, the Grisham Writer-in-Residence and UM visiting professor, will assume the moderator’s chair at 10:30 a.m. for the genre-spanning panel “Church-ish: On Literature, Blackness, and Christianity” with poet Khalisa Rae, nonfiction author Danté Stewart and novelist Chantal James, after a welcome by Kathryn McKee, director of the Center for the … Continued

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New Hubert Creekmore Edition Honored Friday in Water Valley

Although the Oxford Conference for the Book officially begins Wednesday, March 29, there is an OCB co-sponsored, pre-conference event at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, honoring a new edition of Hubert Creekmore’s important, long out-of-print novel The Welcome (University Press of Mississippi, 2023) in the author’s nearby hometown of Water Valley. Philip Gordon, author of the edition’s … Continued

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