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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Houses for Houses

Birdhouses are on display at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center as part of the Houses for Houses fundraiser for the Oxford-Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. To read more on the houses, as well as all the other arts and entertainment activities taking place in the LOU community, check out this week’s Oxford Town section.

 

 

What’s inside:

  • Plein Air to host Oxford Music Festival
  • Ole Miss Theatre stages reading of ’8′
  • Thacker brings Hill Country Blues to Lyric
  • Oxford Conference for the Book Celebrates 20th year
  • ‘Fuddy Meers’ opens March 21 at Powerhouse

 

Below is a schedule of events for the Oxford Conference for the Book courtesy of the conference’s website.  For author/speaker bios, click here.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

10:30 a.m. — Optional check-in begins. Get your parking pass if you did not request and receive by mail.
3rd Floor of J.D. Williams Library

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

Noon — Opening Talk by W. Ralph Eubanks, Library of Congress
“Of Books and Libraries: Why Libraries, Publishing, and Storytelling Still Matter.”
Archives and Special Collections, 3rd Floor of J. D. Williams Library

1:30 p.m. — Chancellor’s Welcome by Daniel W. Jones — Writing at the University: The University of Mississippi Grisham Writers
Tom Franklin, moderator
Michael Knight, Brad Watson, and Nic Brown
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:30 p.m. — Contemporary Poetry Readings and Discussion
Beth Ann Fennelly, moderator
Robert Griffith and Nicole Cooley
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4 p.m.  Writing Southern Grit Lit
Kathryn McKee, moderator
Brian Carpenter, Alex Taylor, Ron Rash
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

6 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio
Featuring readings by Jamie Quatro and Ron Rash
Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square

7 p.m. Opening Reception (advance registration required)
Barksdale-Isom Place

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

9 a.m.  Young Readers’ Program: 5th Grade
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward
Ruth Thompson, interviewer
Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts

10 a.m.  Evans Harrington Remembrance
Robert Hamblin and Richard Howorth
Archives and Special Collections, 3rd Floor of J. D. Williams Library

10:30 a.m. Young Readers’ Program: 9th Grade
Mary Amato, Guitar Notes
Meridith Wulff and Nancy Opalko, interviewers
Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts

Noon Poetry Talk and Lunch (advance registration required: call 662-234-5751 for reservations.  Deadline of March 19)
Nicole Cooley, poet
Lafayette County Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. Oxford

1:30 p.m. Reading presented by Square Books
Kristopher Jansma and Owen King
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

2:30 p.m. The Ecopoetry Anthology: A Reading and Discussion
Ann Fisher-Wirth, moderator
Laura-Gray Street, Juan Carlos Galeano, Forrest Gander
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

3:30 p.m. Writing and Teaching
Chris Offutt, moderator
Alice Randall, Skip Horack, and Owen King
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:30 p.m. Recent Civil Rights Movement Books
Curtis Wilkie, moderator
M. J. O’Brien, Michael V. Williams, Barbara Matusow
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

6 p.m. Identity Politics and Gua Bao: Eddie Huang in conversation with John T Edge                                        
Off Square Books

6:45 p.m. Book-signing for all conference authors
Off Square Books

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

8:30 a.m. Coffee in the lobby

9 a.m.Art Books, Their Purpose and Future
William Dunlap, moderator
Estill Curtis “Buck” Pennington, Rick Gruber, Judith Bonner, Leila Salisbury
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

10:30 a.m. Literacy and the Language Barrier: Discussion of Literature and English as a Learned Language
Julie Cantrell, Moderator
Ashley Fly, Lance Herrington, and Robert Winkler
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

11:30 a.m. Lunch on your own at Oxford’s fine local restaurants

1:30 p.m. Music Biography in the Global South
Ted Ownby, moderator
Ben Sandmel and Vladimir Alexandrov
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

3 p.m. Reading and Writers’ Conversation presented by Square Books
Jamie Quatro and Jill McCorkle
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

4:30 p.m. Book-signing for all conference authors
Off Square Books (March 14, 2013, Page 5, 6)

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