Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing to Celebrate Three Authors

Each year, the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing celebrates three authors who follow Morris’s legacy of writing about the complexities of the U.S. South. Winners in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, all published in 2022, will be announced soon and honored in a panel concluding the Oxford Conference for the Book.

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Author Spotlight: Khalisa Rae

Khalisa Rae is a poet, educator, journalist, and champion for Black queer narratives. Based in North Carolina, she is the co-founder of Poet.she (Greensboro), the Invisibility Project, and Athenian Press-QPOC writer’s collective, resource center, and bookstore in Wilmington. Her 2021 debut book of poetry, Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat (Red Hen Press), is a … Continued

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Author Lineup Announced

We are thrilled to announce the authors and panelists of the Twenty-Ninth Oxford Conference for the Book! This year’s lineup represents twenty-five writers, four genres, and three countries in three jam-packed days of panels, live music, and events. The schedule is now available.

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