The Twenty-Sixth Oxford Conference for the Book

Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Check back occasionally for up-to-date listings.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday’s luncheon program takes place at the J. D. Williams Library on the University campus. Three program sessions on Wednesday afternoon take place at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, located on the University campus. The day’s final reading and a book signing for Wednesday’s authors takes place at Off Square Books on the Oxford Square (129 Courthouse 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.
Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries
Travis McDade: Torn from Their Bindings
Archives and Special Collections
J. D. Williams Library

1:00 p.m.
A Life of Reading

Edmund White: The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:15 p.m.
Reading and Comments
Michael Carroll: Stella Maris and Other Key West Stories
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

3:00 p.m.
Living in the South, Photographing Beyond
David Zurick, in conversation with David Wharton
A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

5:00 p.m.
Reading and Conversation
Leanne Shapton: Guestbook: Ghost Stories
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

6:30 p.m.
Book Conference Authors Party
Remarks by Ralph Eubanks
Co-hosted by the Friends of the Library
The Memory House
406 University Ave.
(Advance Ticket Required)

Thursday, March 28

Thursday’s sessions take place at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on the University campus. Thacker Mountain Radio will be held at the Lyric Theatre (1006 Van Buren Ave.), and the screening of La Frontera and reading from Border Walk will be held at the Powerhouse (413 S 14th St.). A book signing for Thursday’s authors will be held at the Lyric Theatre on the Oxford Square.

9:30 a.m.
The Spiritual South
Ralph Eubanks, in conversation with Dennis Covington: Salvation on Sand Mountain and Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

11:00 a.m.
The Appalachian South
Jessie Wilkerson, Karida Brown, Elizabeth Catte, and Meredith McCarroll
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

Lunch on Your Own

2:30 p.m.
A History of New Orleans at Year 300

Jason Berry, in conversation with Curtis Wilkie
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:00 p.m.
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts

Annie Duke: Thinking in Bets
Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the College of Liberal Arts, the Honors College, the Student Union, and the Department of Psychology
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

5:00 p.m.
Book Signing for Thursday’s Authors
Lyric Theatre on the Oxford Square

6:00 p.m.
Thacker Mountain Radio
Guest author: Ken Wells (Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou)
Lyric Theatre on the Oxford Square

8:00 p.m.
On the Border: A Book and a Movie
Border Walk and La Frontera
Mark Hainds and Rex Jones
The Powerhouse

Friday, March 29

Friday’s sessions take place at the Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square, at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library (401 Bramlett Blvd.), at Off Square Books on the Oxford Square, and at The End of All Music (103A Courthouse Square).

10:30 a.m.
Editing Dreams: The Author and the Editor
Wright Thompson and Scott Moyers
The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

12:00 p.m.
Poetry Talk and Lunch
Dave Lucas: Weather
Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
401 Bramlett Blvd.
Sponsored by the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
(Advance Registration Appreciated)

1:15 p.m.
On the Fringes of Noir
Bill Boyle, Willy Vlautin, Elle Nash, and Gabino Iglesias
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

2:30 p.m.
Reading and Conversation

Kiese Laymon, in conversation with Brian Foster
Heavy: An American Memoir
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

3:45 p.m.
Reading

Salvatore Scibona: The Volunteer
Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

5:00 p.m.
Meet the Authors

Closing Reception and Book Signing
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

7:00 p.m.
Waiting on the Blue
An In-Store Performance by Willy Vlautin and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster
The End of All Music
103A Courthouse Square