ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

5:30 p.m. Brian Dettmer, Hardcovers and Paperbacks
Artist Reception
University Museum, on the corner of University Ave. and 5th St.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday’s luncheon program takes place at the J. D. Williams Library on the University campus; two program sessions on Wednesday afternoon take place at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, located on the University campus, and the final reading for the day takes place at Off Square Books on the Oxford Square. The authors’ party is at the Memory House, 406 University Ave.

11:00 a.m. Welcome Lunch at Archives and Special Collections
Hosted by the Friends of the Library
Archives and Special Collections J. D. Williams Library
Lunch is free, but registration is encouraged

11:30 a.m. University Press of Mississippi: Fifty Years of Academic Publishing
Craig Gill, Todd Lape, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Ann Abadie, and Tonia Lonie
Faulkner Room in Archives and Special Collections
J. D. Williams Library

1:00 p.m. Laura-Gray Street, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, Lilace Mellin Guignard, When Everything beyond the Walls Is Wild, with Ann Fisher-Wirth, The Bones of Winter Birds, moderator
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:30 p.m. The Future of the South Lecture
“The Future of Southern Literature”
Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

5:00 p.m. Lily King, Writers and Lovers
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

6:30 p.m. Book Conference Opening-Night Author Cocktail Party
Co-hosted by the Friends of the Library
Memory House
406 University Ave.
Go here for tickets

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday’s sessions take place at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on the University campus and at Southside Gallery on the Oxford Square. Thacker Mountain Radio will be held at the Lyric Theatre at 1006 Van Buren Ave. A book signing for Thursday’s authors will also be held at the Lyric Theatre after Thacker Mountain Radio.

9:30 a.m. The Future of Southern Studies
Zackary Vernon, Jay Watson, Joseph M. Thompson, and Sarah McFarland, Ecocriticism & the Future of Southern Studies, Catarina Passidomo and Katie McKee, moderators
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

11:00 a.m. Music in the South Session
Natalie Hopkinson, Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City, Grace Elizabeth Hale, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture, Darren Grem, moderator
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m. Martha Foose and Amy C. Evans, A Good Meal Is Hard to Find
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:30p.m. Poetry in the Gallery
Julian Randall and Rosebud Ben-Oni, with Beth Ann Fennelly
Southside Gallery

6:00 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio
Guest authors Leesa Cross-Smith, So We Can Glow: Stories, and Maria Reva, Good Citizens Need Not Fear
with music by And the Echo and Tito “The Original Harlem Slim” Deler
Lyric Theatre on the Oxford Square

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday’s sessions take place at the Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square, at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library, and at Off Square Books on the Oxford Square.

10:30 a.m. Tommy Tomlinson, The Elephant in the Room, in conversation with John T. Edge
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

12:00 p.m. Poetry Talk and Lunch
Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
401 Bramlett Blvd.
Sponsored by the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
Event is free, but registration is encouraged

1:15 p.m. Dorothy Allison, in conversation with Sarah Heying
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

3:00 p.m. National Book Foundation Presents: The Power of the Personal
Hanif Abdurraqib, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
Iliana Regan, Burn the Place
Lisa Lucas, moderator
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

5:00 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square