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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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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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