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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Conversations with Friends and Family Panel Set for March 31

At 9:00 a.m. Friday, March 31 Charles Reagan Wilson, director emeritus of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, welcomes Wayne Flynt and David Rae Morris in conversation with Stephen Monroe for the “Conversations with Friends and Family” panel at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 113 S 9th St., just off the Oxford Square. This … Continued

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Willie Morris Awards Awarded in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

The Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing will celebrate some of the year’s best in contemporary literature in a session concluding the 2023 Oxford Conference for the Book. The awards program celebrates the legacy of Willie Morris, award-winning author and former writer-in-residence at the University of Mississippi, and, by extension, spreads appreciation for contemporary Southern … Continued

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Short Fiction Authors Unify American and Global South

Short fiction authors visiting the Oxford Conference for the Book this year highlight a genre of storytelling that unifies the American South and the Global South. From our very own UM Grisham Writer-in-Residence, Deesha Philyaw, to Ecuador’s Gabriela Alemán and Mexico’s Julián Herbert and Yuri Herrera, these short-story authors represent new perspectives on the long-held … Continued

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