WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022

5:00 p.m.  An OCB Warm-up Event
Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Big Bruiser Dope Boy (Something Gross), with guest musician Thomas Dollbaum
The End of All Music

6:30 p.m. The Future of the South Lecture
Imani Perry (South to America: A Journey below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation), with Derrick Harriell
Nutt Auditorium

7:30 p.m. Book Conference Authors Party
Memory House
406 University Ave.
(Advance Ticket Required) 

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022

9:30 a.m.  The Fight for Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
Kate Clifford Larson (Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer), in conversation with Ted Ownby
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

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 appreciated)

11:30 a.m. Mississippi Humanities Council Presents “Reflecting Mississippi
Ralph Eubanks (A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape), welcome by Jennifer Ford
Archives and Special Collections
J.D. Williams Library

1:00 p.m. Remediating Region: New Media and the US South
Gina Caison, Austin Svedjan, Sherita Johnson, and Margaret T. McGehee, with Katie McKee introducing session
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:30 p.m. National Book Foundation Presents
Robert Jones Jr. (The Prophets) and Jason Mott (Hell of a Book), with Ralph Eubanks moderating
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:30 p.m. Poetry in the Gallery
Charlotte Pence (Code), Joshua Nguyen (Come Clean), and Marcela Sulak (City of Skypapers), with Beth Ann Fennelly introducing session
Southside Gallery on the Oxford Square

6:00 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio
Poet Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), authors Jason Mott (Hell of a Book) and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), and musician Thomas Dollbaum
The Old Armory Pavilion (an open-air facility on the corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Ave.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

10:30 a.m. “Each Unhappy Family”: Memoir and Memory
Liz Scheier (Never Simple: A Memoir) and Maud Newton (Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation)
The Old Armory Pavilion (an open-air facility on the corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Ave.)

12:00 p.m. Poetry Talk and Lunch
Marcela Sulak (City of Skypapers)
Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
(Lunch is free, but registration appreciated)

1:30 p.m. Writing from the Southwest Review
Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), and William Boyle (Shoot the Moonlight Out), with Bobby Rea moderating
The Old Armory Pavilion (an open-air facility on the corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Ave.)

2:45 p.m. Reading and Conversation
Raven Leilani (Luster), with introduction by Christy Conner and Q&A with Ser Álida
The Old Armory Pavilion (an open-air facility on the corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Ave.)

4:00 p.m. The Presentation of the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
Monica Weatherly (“If I Had My Grandmama’s Praise”), introduction by Susan Kinsolving and in conversation with Derrick Harriell, and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), introduction by Jonathan Haupt and in conversation with Amber Nichols-Buckley
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

5:15 p.m. A Willie Morris Awards and Oxford Conference for the Book Celebration
Reception and Book Signing
Hosted by the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square