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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FAULKNER REMEMBRANCE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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