Oxford Conference for the Book turns 30

illustration of Barnard Observatory, courthouse, and Square Books by Anne Scott Barrett

The storied Oxford Conference for the Book returns to the University of Mississippi and downtown Oxford venues April 3-5 for its 30th anniversary edition. A group of authors, including Willie Morris, Barry Hannah and Kaye Gibbons, convened April 2, 1993 for the first Oxford Conference for the Book to discuss “the dependence of literary arts

Charles Reagan Wilson accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles Reagan Wilson

Written by Clara Turnage The Mississippi Historical Society presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Charles Reagan Wilson, retired University of Mississippi professor and former director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, on Feb. 23 at the society’s annual meeting. Wilson, who retired in 2014 after more than 33 years at Ole Miss,

Living Blues features William Bell

William Bell singing into a microphone on cover of Living Blues magazine

Living Blues #289 features one of the greatest living soul men on the cover. William Bell released his first single for Stax back in 1961. Over the next six decades he has poured out a string of hits including winning a Grammy in 2017. We take a deep dive into the legendary vocalist’s long career.