Oxford Conference for the Book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:30am to Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:15pm

March 26 – 28, 2014

*Tentative and subject to change.*

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
11:30 a.m. Welcome Lunch hosted by the University of Mississippi Library
Archives and Special Collections, 3rd Floor of J. D. Williams Library

Noon Opening Talk, Greg Johnson and Derrick Harriell
Archives and Special Collections, 3rd Floor of J. D. Williams Library

1:30 p.m. Fiction, Memory, and Southern History
Ted Ownby, moderator
Jonathan O’Dell, Bill Cheng, Françoise Hamlin
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

3:00 p.m. Journalism Books Forum
Curtis Wilkie, moderator
Denise Kiernan, H. Brandt Ayers, Ben Bradlee, Jr.
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:30 p.m. Square Books Readings Session #1
Followed by book signing for the day’s authors
Kiese Laymom, speaker
Off Square Books

6:30 p.m. Opening Reception (advance registration required: click here for more information and to purchase tickets)
Barksdale-Isom Place


THURSDAY, MARCH 27

9:00 a.m. Young Authors Fair: 1st Grade
Drew Daywalt, The Day the Crayons Quit
Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts
*This program is for area schoolchildren but conference-goers are
welcome to attend.

10:30 a.m. Pictures and Pages: A Documentary Photography Conversation
David Wharton, moderator
Maude Schuyler Clay, George Thompson, Tom Rankin, Deborah Luster,
David Skolkin
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

10:30 a.m. Young Authors Fair: 5th Grade
Obert Skye, Wonkenstein
Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts
*This program is for area schoolchildren but conference-goers are
welcome to attend.

1:00 p.m. Poetry Panel
Beth Ann Fennelly, moderator
Tess Taylor, Steve Scafidi, and Kevin Young
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:15 p.m. Hybrid Forms
Jack Pendarvis, moderator
Aurelie Sheehan, Luke Geddes, Michael Garriga
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

3:30 p.m. Square Books Session #2: An Editor and Author Conversation
Deborah Johnson and Amy Einhorn
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

5:00 p.m. Doors open for Square Books pop-up shop and book signing
with Thursday authors
The Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square

6:00 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio
Featuring writers Kevin Young, Leanne Shapton, and Michael Garriga, and musical guests The Eisenhaur Band
The Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square

7:00 p.m. Square Books pop-up shop and book signing with Thursday authors
The Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square

9:00 p.m. Southern Literary Festival Open Mike
The Oxford Depot (located behind the Ford Center for Performing
Arts on campus)


FRIDAY, MARCH 28

9:00 a.m. Lafayette County Literacy Council Forum: Adult and Family Literacy
Kevin Dean, Elizabeth Triplett, Liz Brown
Nancy Opalko, moderator
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

10:30 a.m. Hellhounds, Crossroads, and a Bluesman’s Woman: Robert Johnson in
Story and Song

Adam Gussow, moderator
Snowden Wright, Ace Atkins, Fruteland Jackson
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

Noon Poetry Talk and Lunch (advance registration required)
Tess Taylor, poet
Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library

1:30 p.m. Square Books Session #3: Reading and Conversation
Susan Minot, Amy Greene
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:45 p.m. Dissecting a Bestseller: Robert St. John author, Wyatt Waters artist, John Langston designer, and The Making of An Italian Palate
Wyatt Waters, Robert St. John, John Langston
William Dunlap, moderator
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:00 p.m. When Harriet the Spy Grew Up: Feminism and the Second Golden Age of
American Crime Fiction

Laura Lippman, speaker
This is a keynote presented in partnership with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies as part of the 14th Annual Isom Student Gender Conference
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

6:15 p.m. Southern Literary Festival Keynote
Megan Abbott, speaker
Ballroom at the Inn at Ole Miss

7:15 p.m. Closing Reception and Book Signing
Off Square Books

9:00 p.m. Southern Literary Festival Celebration of North Mississippi
Hill Country Music
Sharde Thomas and the Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band
Duwayne Burnside
Reverend John Wilkins
The Powerhouse


Event address: 

160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
us