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UM hosts 18th Annual Conference for the Book this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford’s 18th Annual Conference for the Book begins today (Thursday, March 24) on the Ole Miss campus featuring Karen Russell (pictured) and many other renowned authors. The conference collaborates with Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books tonight and lasts through Saturday, March 26. Pages 9 and 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford town has participating author photos and more information about the conference. (March 24, 2011, Page 9, 11)

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    Dean Faulkner Wells releases memoir

    OXFORD TOWN – Local author Dean Faulkner Wells releases and signs her memoir about growing up Faulkner titled “Every Day By The Sun” on Saturday, March 19, at the Lyric Theater. Authors Franklin, Pendarvis, Durkee, Thompson and others are scheduled read from the book. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about Wells, her new book and her family, the beloved Faulkners of Oxford. (March 18, 2011, Page 7)

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      Thacker Mountain Radio collaborates with University Museum

      OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will broadcast from the Lyric Theatre this Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Following the broadcast, a documentary film will be screened depicting the unique history of the Gee’s Bend Quilters and the singers from Alabama. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about this week’s collaborative effort between TMR and the University Museum featuring artists and singers from Gee’s Bend, Ala., and author Andre Dubus touring in support of his new memoir “Townie.” (March 10, 2011, Page 9)

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        Annual Living Blues Symposium kicks off this weekend

        OXFORD TOWN – On this week’s cover; Blues Today: A Living Blues Symposium kicks off tonight at 6 with a special blues-themed edition of Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has schedules and complete details about the upcoming blues weekend in Oxford. The Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry photo on the Oxford Town cover was taken by photographer Ken Murphy. Other photos by Murphy and photographer Ben Steber will be on display at Southside Gallery this weekend for the Blues Symposium. (February 24, 2011, Page 9)

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          Author Mark Richard set for Off Square Books next Wednesday (Feb. 23)

          OXFORD TOWN – Author Mark Richard will be in Oxford on Wednesday, Feb. 23, hosting a book signing and reading at Off Square Books in support of his recently released memoir, “House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer’s Journey Home.” Page 5 in this issue of Oxford Town has full details about the former Grisham writer-in-residence’s return to Oxford next week. Also, Oxford Town columnist Jim Dee’s shares fond memories of the author in his weekly column “Lies and Other Truths” on Page 6. (February 17, 2011, Page 5, 6)

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            Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books

            OXFORD TOWN – This week, Thacker Mountain Radio will be back at Off Square Books to celebrate the great migration of black Americans in the mid-20th Century when they left the Jim Crow South in pursuit of a life with dignity. The broadcast will feature author Isabel Wilkerson (pictured) and musical guests The Mighty Gospel Warriors. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this week’s Thacker Mountain Radio broadcast. (February 17, 2011, Page 12)

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