Welcome Lunch­—Wednesday, March 27, at 11:00 a.m.

Hosted by the Friends of the University of Mississippi Library, this lunch in the J. D. Williams Library’s Archives and Special Collections is a wonderful kick-off event.

Free, but registration requested. Click here to register for this or any event.


Opening Reception Benefiting the OCB–Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.

The Book Conference Authors’ Reception, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Held at the historic Memory House on the University of Mississippi campus (406 University Ave.), this much-loved opening reception is a lively fundraiser with wonderful food, drinks, and conversation with fellow conference-goers and conference authors. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $50 per person. Click here to purchase a ticket online with a small convenience fee.

To purchase a ticket by check, please email Rebecca Lauck Cleary, rebeccac@olemiss.edu, to RSVP by March 23, and then please bring the check with you to the event and hand it to staff at the door.

 Online ticket sales end March 23, 2019, but you can still pay with check or cash at the door.


Thacker Mountain Radio—Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Thacker Mountain Radio will have a special OCB show at the Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square (129 Courthouse Square).

Free, no registration.


Poetry Talk and Lunch—Friday, March 29, at noon

Hosted by the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library (401 Barmlett Blvd.), this lunch includes a talk on craft by poet Dave Lucas.

Free, but registration requested. Click here to register for this or any event.