Main Schedule

The 2017 Conference will be Wednesday, March 29, through Friday, March 31. We will continually update this schedule. Dates and times are tentative.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

11:00 a.m.   Welcome Lunch at Archives and Special Collections
Hosted by the Friends of the Library
Archives and Special Collections in J. D. Williams Library, UM campus

11:30 a.m.   Faulkner at Random: Building a House, Building a Brand
Jay Satterfield
Archives and Special Collections in J. D. Williams Library, UM campus

1:15 p.m.   How to Make a Book
George Gibson, executive director at Grove Atlantic
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:30 p.m.   Conservation Conversations: Creativity in Nature Writing
Ann Fisher-Wirth, moderator, Aimee Nezhukumatathil and J. Drew Lanham
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

5:00 p.m.   Reading and Conversation
Peter Heller
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

6:30 p.m.   Big Bad Book Conference Authors Party
Proceeds benefiting the Oxford Conference for the Book
Food by Oxford chef John Currence
Barksdale-Isom House
(Advance Ticket Required)

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

9:30 a.m.   Remembering Harry Crews, Chronicler of the Roughneck South
Ted Geltner and Tom Thurman
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

11:00 a.m.   The Radical South: Southern Activism, Past and Present
Narrating Activism in the 1960s
Sharon Monteith
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m. The Art of Kate Freeman Clark
Carolyn Brown, Annette Trefzer, Beth Batton, and James G. Thomas, Jr.
University of Mississippi Museum

2:30 p.m.   Reception and Book Signing
University of Mississippi Museum

4:00 p.m.   Poetry on the Square
Beth Ann Fennelly, Carolyn Hembree, Alison Pelegrin, and Rodney Jones
Southside Gallery on the Oxford Square

6:00 p.m.   Thacker Mountain Radio
Off Square Books

8:00 p.m.   Harry Crews: Guilty as Charged
Film screening, with comments by filmmaker, Tom Thurman
Lamar Hall on the University of Mississippi Campus, Room 129

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017

9:15 a.m.   Lisa Lucas, “Futureproofing Literature: Preaching to a New Choir”
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

10:30 a.m.   Southern Foodways Alliance Presents
A Conversation: Toni Tipton-Martin and Sara Camp Milam
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

12:00 p.m.   Poetry Talk and Lunch (advance registration appreciated)
Alison Pelegrin, speaker/poet
Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
Sponsored by the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library

1:30 p.m.   Working with an Editor: An Editor and Author in Conversation
Lee Boudreaux and Michael Farris Smith
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

2:45 p.m.   Reading and Conversation
Beth Macy
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

4:00 p.m.   Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark
Trae “The Liberal Redneck” Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester, and Drew Morgan                            Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

5:00 p.m.   Hari Kunzru in Conversation with David Shirley
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

6:00 p.m.   Closing Reception and Book Signing
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

8:00 p.m.   wellRED Comedy Tour
Trae “The Liberal Redneck” Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester, and Drew Morgan
Lyric Theatre on the Oxford Square
Book signing and meet-and-greet to follow performance
(Ticket Required)