A number of gracious foundations and businesses provide essential support for the conference, and our collegial departments at UM provide important resources and assistance.

The conference is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Square Books, the UM College of Liberal Arts, the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Thacker Mountain Radio, the University Press of Mississippi, the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Southern Documentary Project, the University of Mississippi, the Junior Auxiliary of Oxford, and the Lafayette County Literacy Council.

The conference is partially funded by the University of Mississippi, a contribution from the R&B Feder Foundation for the Beaux Arts, grants from the Mississippi Humanities Council, and promotional support from Visit Oxford.