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“A Tribute to Randall Kenan: A Reading”

This year the Oxford Conference for the Book pays tribute to Randall Kenan, a longtime Oxford Conference for the Book participant and John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence in 1997–98. Kenan passed away in August 2020, only days before his latest story collection If I Had Two Wings was published. In this conference session, … Continued

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“Friends Old And New: A Poetry Session”

In this session, Beth Ann Fennelly, poet and UM professor of English, will host the always highly anticipated session with poets Cortney Lamar Charleston, Sandra Beasley, and Teri Ellen Cross Davis.                

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“The Southern Environment: A Conversation with Catherine Coleman Flowers”

In this session, Catarina Passidomo, Southern Foodways Alliance Associate Professor of Southern Studies and associate professor of anthropology, is in conversation with Catherine Coleman Flowers about her book, Waste: One Woman’s Fight against America’s Dirty Secret. Flowers is founding director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice and the rural development manager for … Continued

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“University Press of Mississippi: The Next Fifty Years”

In 2020 the University Press of Mississippi celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, but this Oxford Conference for the Book session, “University Press of Mississippi: The Next Fifty Years,” looks to the future. This panel of UPM business office, editorial, and art department staff discusses the business of producing scholarly books in an ever-changing publishing world. Panelists … Continued

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