Since we can’t gather in person to celebrate the written word this year, we’d like to post audio and video from previous Oxford Conferences for the Book. We begin the series with John T. Edge in media res, introducing Daniel Woodrell, who reads from his novel Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir, from The… Read More >
Originally, the Oxford Conference for the Book Children’s Book Festival was planned for Friday, March 27 as an opportunity for first-graders to meet Oge Mora and fifth-graders to meet Cassie Beasley. Although because of COVID-19 they can’t meet the authors in person, there are ways for young readers to connect online. Mora, who graduated from… Read More >
Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – This is a new era at the University of Mississippi and at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all university classes have shifted to online delivery for the remainder of the spring semester. Katie McKee, the center’s director, said… Read More >
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Black Power at Ole Miss: Remembrance, Reckoning, and Repair at Fifty Years commemorated the mass arrest of nearly ninety Black students – and expulsion of eight – on February 25, 1970 at Fulton Chapel. The event remembered the activism and sacrifice of students, reckoned with the harm and trauma caused by the actions of the… Read More >
The Oxford Conference for the Book will not take place on April 1-3, 2020 due to concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The conference is the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “We are disappointed that we had to cancel the conference, but the health… Read More >
Free public annual event set for April 1-3 Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – Ernest Hemingway said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” Along those lines, both book lovers and friends are set to converge April 1-3 in Oxford for the 27th Oxford Conference for the Book. Free and open… Read More >