Main Schedule

The 2016 Conference will be Wednesday, March 2, through Friday, March 4. We will continually update this schedule. Dates and times are tentative.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016

11:30 a.m.
Welcome Lunch
Hosted by the Friends of the J. D. Williams Library

Opening Session
Margaret McMullan, author of Every Father’s Daughter: Twenty-four
Women Writers Remember Their Fathers
and Aftermath Lounge
Archives and Special Collections
3rd Floor of J. D. Williams Library

Special Exhibition TBD
Archives and Special Collections
3rd Floor of J. D. Williams Library

1:00 p.m.
Exploring Mississippi’s History
Curtis Wilkie, Minion “K. C.” Morrison, Dennis Mitchell
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:15 p.m.
Growing up in the South
Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division, LaKisha Michelle Simmons, author of Crescent City Girls, and Ted Ownby (moderator)
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

3:30 p.m.
Poetry Session
Beth Ann Fennelly, Richard Katrovas, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Caki Wilkinson
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

5:00 p.m.
Reading and Conversation
Taylor Brown, author of Fallen Land, and Matthew Griffin, author of Hide
Off Square Books

6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Barksdale-Isom Place
(Requires Purchased Ticket)

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016

9:30 a.m.
Youth, Activism, and Life in the Mountain South
Rober Gipe, author of Trampoline
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

11:00 a.m.
Southern Studies Panel
Scholar(s)/Author(s) TBD
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

Noon
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m.
Readings and Conversation
Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank with Me, and Ariel Lawson, author of Flight of Dreams
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

3:30 p.m.
Of Rivers: Photography by Young Suh, Poetry edited by Chiyuma Elliott and Katie Peterson
Chiyuma Elliott, Derrick Harriell, Jericho Brown, and Katie Peterson, with Youngsuk Suh
University of Mississippi Museum

4:30 p.m.
Artists’ Reception
University of Mississippi Museum

6:00 p.m.
Thacker Mountain Radio
OCB Participants TBD
The Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square                      

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

9:00 a.m.
Re-Thinking Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
Vereen Bell
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

10:30 a.m.
Southern Foodways Alliance Presents a Conversation with Mark Essig
Mark Essig, author of Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig and Sara Camp Arnold
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

Noon
Poetry Talk and Lunch (advance registration required)
Richard Katrovas, speaker/poet
Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
Sponsored by the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library

1:15 p.m.
Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
A Pulitzer Centennial Marquee Project Event
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

2:30 p.m.
Edward J. Larson, author of Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
A Pulitzer Centennial Marquee Project Event
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

3:45 p.m.
Rick Bass, author of All the Land to Hold Us and Where the Sea Used to Be
Reading and Conversation
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

5:00 p.m.
Closing Reception and Book Signing
Off Square Books

For a map of conference sites, click here.