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Tickets on Sale for Book Conference Opening Night Party

The Book Conference Authors’ Party, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held at the historic Memory House on the University of Mississippi campus again this year. This much-loved opening dinner includes wonderful food, drinks, and conversation with fellow conference-goers and conference authors. Tickets are on sale now for $50 per person. Click … Continued

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Pre-Conference Tuesday-Night Event: Brian Dettmer’s “Hardcovers and Paperbacks” at the University Museum

Those who are arriving in Oxford on Tuesday, March 31, for the Oxford Conference for the Book: the University of Mississippi Museum is hosting an opening reception that evening for Brian Dettmer’s upcoming exhibition Hardcovers and Paperbacks, a collection of works that both memorializes the written word and reincarnates it. With great reverence, Dettmer has … Continued

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From the Archives: A Reading by Elizabeth Spencer

On Saturday, March 15, 1998, during the Fifth Oxford Conference for the Book, Elizabeth Spencer returned to the University of Mississippi, where in 1948 she was Instructor of English. She read “Field of Battle” from her new memoir, Landscapes of the Heart. Spencer recently passed away on December 23, 2019.

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