William Faulkner, 1962, Martin J. Dain, Courtesy Martin J. Dain Collection, Southern Media Archive, Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries 


July 6, 2012, will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of William Faulkner. FAULKNER REMEMBRANCE DAY, the day before the 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, will be a day full of events to honor the Southern writer.  Beginning in the early morning at Rowan Oak, there will be a marathon reading of Faulkner's The Reivers by volunteers.  To volunteer for the reading, send an email message to reivers@olemiss.edu.  

Later in the afternoon, at 6pm, Randall Kenan, author of Let the Dead Bury the Dead and The Fire This Time and biographer Philip M. Weinstein, Becoming Faulkner: The Art and Life of William Faulkner, will join us at Off Square Books to sign copies of their books.  



6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*Marathon reading of The Reivers

Rowan Oak, 917 Old Taylor Road

(Rain location:  Oxford Powerhouse, 413 S. 14th St.)

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Keynote lectures by author Randall Kenan and biographer Philip M. Weinstein

Lafayette County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square

[Also 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.]

Program for young readers

Square Books Jr., 111 Courthouse Square

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Book signings by Randall Kenan and Philip M. Weinstein

Off Square Books, 129 Courthouse Square

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Screening of The Reivers (1969 film adaptation starring Steve McQueen)

Lyric Theater, 1006 Van Buren Avenue

Event date: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 6:30am
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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