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Family Story Time

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Funny, wacky stories will be featured. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 10, 2010)

Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes home Caroline Herring

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this week and welcomes back one of the show’s co-founders, singer-songwriter Caroline Herring. Catch Herring’s homecoming performance at the broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books on Thursday, March 11, at 6. Rounding out an incredible lineup this week are visiting authors Jimmy McDonough and Roy Morris Jr. as well as Taylor resident and Oxford Songwriter’s Association coordinator Jimmy Phillips, Thacker house band The Yalobushwhackers and host Jim Dees. (March 9, 2010)

‘An Evening with Ace Atkins’

The Oxford Newcomers Club will host a special event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday —  “An Evening with Ace Atkins.” The noted author will speak to the club at the Powerhouse Arts Community Arts Center, located on University Avenue. Cost is $5 per person and includes a wine & cheese reception. All are welcome. For more information, contact David Dyke at 513-4023. (March 6, 2010)

Books ‘n’ Lunch

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a Books ‘n’ Lunch program at noon Friday. E. Ethelbert Miller, an award-winning poet in town as part of the annual Conference for the Book, will present a poetry craft talk. Pre-registration is required for this event. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 4, 2010)

Conference for the Book: Grisham to speak

John Grisham will speak as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center. Grisham is scheduled to talk about “Literary Oxford” and his own life as a writer here in town. He and Barry Hannah were good friends, and Barry did a memorable job moderating an OCB session years ago in Fulton Chapel when Grisham and Stephen King discussed surviving success as writers.

 (March 3, 2010)

Kitty Snacks Release Party Issue #3

The party will coincide with this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, which is dedicated to Barry Hannah. In honor of Hannah, several of his books will be raffled off and John Oliver Hodges will be performing a musical rendition of Hannah’s novel, “Ray.” Jane Rule Burdine, Ward Long and John Oliver Hodges will have photographs on display. There will also be readings by featured authors, refreshments and a raffle for prizes including tickets to a show at The Lyric Oxford and records from Fat Possum Records. Admission to the party is $5 to drink and hang out, and $10 to also receive a copy of the magazine. There will also be books from several of the featured authors and limited edition prints by Jane Rule Burdine for sale. (February 26, 2010)

Thacker Mountain Radio with Jimmy McDonough

Jimmy McDonough will be on Thacker Mountain Radio reading his new book Tammy Wynette, broadcasted live from Off Square Books at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11. In Tammy Wynette, bestselling biographer McDonough tells the story of the small-town girl who grew up to be the woman behind the microphone, whose meteoric rise led to a decades-long career full of tragedy and triumph. Through a high-profile marriage and divorce, her dreadful battle with addiction and illness, and the struggle to compete in a rapidly evolving Nashville, Tammy turned a brave smile toward the world and churned out masterful hit songs though her life resembled the most heartbreaking among them. (February 25, 2010)

Oxford Conference for the Book

The 17th Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 4–6, will be dedicated to the late Barry Hannah, one of Mississippi’s most distinguished contemporary writers. The author of nine novels and four collections of short stories, and the recipient of the Award in Literature from the American Institute of Arts and Letters, Hannah was writer in residence and director of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Mississippi. Conference sessions on Saturday will discuss his life and work. Confirmed speakers are William Dunlap and Noel Polk on a panel of “Survivors of Geronimo Rex”; fiction writers Tom Franklin and Amy Hempel; Daniel E. Williams, who taught the first course on Hannah’s work; and his former students Anne Rapp and Cynthia Shearer. (February 25, 2010)

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