“The Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing Awards Ceremony”

This year’s Oxford Conference for the Book includes the awards ceremonies for the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing, which came to the University of Mississippi in 2020 to be administered by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric in honor of Willie Morris, a UM writer-in-residence and instructor from 1980 to 1991. Awards are given … Continued

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The Oxford Conference for the Book begins Monday!

Join the celebration! The Oxford Conference for the Book begins Monday! Sessions will be available beginning March 8, and they will be highlighted throughout the week on social media. Keep an eye on the conference website and on the conference Facebook page!

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Registration Open for OCB Live Square Books Events

Square Books and the 2021 Oxford Conference for the Book (March 8–12) are pleased to host several live online readings this year. Read on for information and links to register for each. RSVP is required for all live online events. Mississippi authors Angie Thomas and Kiese Laymon discuss Thomas’s newest book, Concrete Rose, on Monday, March … Continued

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Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks before the event. This year won’t exactly be business as usual, either, but a slate of … Continued

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