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Ghost stories from ‘Pappy’

Kaye Bryant of Oxford recalls how the stories Faulkner told to his granddaughter and her friends struck up an unlikely correspondence — with a ghost.

(more…) (April 4, 2012)

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    An autograph and a check presentation

    Wilbur Lee Todd of Oxford recalls a friendly Faulkner giving his autograph to a young man — and a scholarship event at Rowan Oak where the author didn’t even show up. (more…)

     (April 4, 2012)

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      Share your thoughts, stories on Faulkner

      As the community prepares to honor the life and work of William Faulkner with “A William Faulkner Remembrance” on July 6, we want to know what you remember and think about our most famous resident.

      (more…) (March 23, 2012)

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        Book conference brings more authors to community

        EAGLE photographer Bruce Newman has had the opportunity to capture several well-known authors while they have visited Oxford. See his photos and read more on the Conference of the Book this weekend in today’s Oxford Living section. (March 23, 2012, Page 1B)

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          Community to celebrate Faulkner’s life, work

          FULL STORY — Several events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. A free screening of “The Reivers,” lectures and other activities will take place on July 6.

          (more…) (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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            Craig Claiborne biography releases May 8

            OXFORD TOWN  – Craig Claiborne was hired as the first male food editor of a major newspaper. It came about as the result of crass opportunism if not (as is hinted) chicanery, but The New York Times provided Claiborne with the preeminent platform to fulfill his mission. Author Thomas McNamee describes Claiborne’s hiring as nothing less than “advancing the nation’s culinary culture.” Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town issue No. 971 to read a review about McNamee’s new book, a biography about Claiborne titled “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance.” (March 22, 2012, Page 12)

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              Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes a rock ‘n’ roll legend

              OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio cranks back up and broadcasts from Off Square Books this week featuring rock ‘n’ roll legend Bobby Keys (pictured here) and visiting author Michael Thomas. Musical guests include the Chimney Choir from Denver joining in the jam. All the above will entertain with house band Duff Dorrough and The Yalobushwackers and host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 971 for more information about this week’s TMR broadcast. (March 22, 2012, Page 5)

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