28th Annual Oxford Conference for the Book

Oxford Conference for the Book banner 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 6:30pm to Friday, April 1, 2022 - 5:00pm

The Oxford Conference for the Book is returning to Oxford and the University of Mississippi campus on March 30, 31, and April 1, 2022, as an in-person event, with special partnerships with the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing and the National Book Foundation, the administrators of the National Book Awards.

Scroll to shop a selection of books written by this year's authors & panelists and reserve your signed copies.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022

5:00 p.m.  An OCB Warm-up Event
Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Big Bruiser Dope Boy (Something Gross), with guest musician Thomas Dollbaum
The End of All Music

6:30 p.m. The Future of the South Lecture
Imani Perry, South to America, with Derrick Harriell
Nutt Auditorium

7:30 p.m. Book Conference Authors Party
Co-hosted by the Friends of the Library
Memory House
406 University Ave.
(Advance Ticket Required) 

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022

9:30 a.m.  The Fight for Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
Kate Clifford Larson, Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, in conversation with Ted Ownby
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

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 appreciated)

11:30 a.m. Mississippi Humanities Council Presents “Reflecting Mississippi
Ralph Eubanks: A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape, welcome by Jennifer Ford
Archives and Special Collections
J.D. Williams Library

1:00 p.m. Remediating Region: New Media and the US South
Gina Caison, Austin Svedjan, Sherita Johnson, and Margaret T. McGehee, with Katie McKee introducing
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:30 p.m. National Book Foundation Presents
Robert Jones Jr. (The Prophets) and Jason Mott (Hell of a Book), with Ralph Eubanks moderating
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:30 p.m. Poetry in the Gallery
Marcus Amaker (The Birth of All Things), Joshua Nguyen (Come Clean), and Marcella Sulak (City of Skypapers), with Beth Ann Fennelly introducing session
Southside Gallery on the Oxford Square

6:00 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio
Poet Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), authors Jason Mott (Hell of a Book) and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), and musician Thomas Dollbaum
Harrison’s 1810 (1210 Harrison Ave., just off the Square)

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

10:30 a.m. Square Books Presents: “Each Unhappy Family”: Memoir and Memory
Liz Scheier (Never Simple: A Memoir) and Maud Newton (Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation)
The Old Armory Pavillion (an open-air facility on the corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Ave.)

12:00 p.m. Poetry Talk and Lunch
Marcella Sulak (City of Skypapers)
Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
(Lunch is free, but registration appreciated)

1:30 p.m. Writing from the Southwest Review
Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), and William Boyle (Shoot the Moonlight Out), with Robert Rea moderating
The Old Armory Pavillion (an open-air facility on the corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Ave.)

2:45 p.m. Reading and Conversation
Raven Leilani (Luster), with introduction by Christy Conner and Q&A with Ser Álida
The Old Armory Pavillion (an open-air facility on the corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Ave.)

4:00 p.m. The Presentation of the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
Monica Weatherly (“If I Had My Grandmama’s Praise”), introduced by Susan Kinsolving and in conversation with Amber Nichols-Buckley, and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), introduced by Jonathan Haupt and in conversation with Derrick Harriell
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

5:15 p.m. A Willie Morris Awards and Oxford Conference for the Book Celebration
Reception and Book Signing
Hosted by the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

Event address: 
Oxford, MS 38655
Books: 
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062977403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - January 25th, 2022

Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190096847
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2021

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A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781604699586
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - March 16th, 2021

The Prophets Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

City of Skypapers Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781625578372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Lawrence Press, Inc. - May 21st, 2021

Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780812997927
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - March 29th, 2022

Never Simple: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250823137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 1st, 2022

The Birth of All Things Cover Image
$12.00
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ISBN: 9781734673708
Published: Free Verse, LLC - June 2nd, 2020

Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250798671
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - June 8th, 2021

The Collection Plate: Poems Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063048478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - July 6th, 2021

The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593765934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soft Skull - March 3rd, 2020

The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316362481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

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Shoot the Moonlight Out: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643138251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pegasus Crime - November 2nd, 2021

Come Clean (Wisconsin Poetry Series) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780299336042
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - November 30th, 2021

Something Gross Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781733569491
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Apocalypse Party - February 9th, 2021