“From Midnight to Guntown,” by John Hailman

Reviewed by Daniel Sundahl If I remember right there’s a commemorative statue of William Faulkner on the Oxford, Mississippi, City Hall front lawn. He’s seated on a park bench; there’s a patrician elegance to the statue, legs crossed, pipe in hand, a battered (what was likely brown) hat. What’s missing is a glass of “branch […]

The Yokshop

Interested in writing fiction? Memoir? Whether you are a novice or expert, come hone your writing skills at THE YOKSHOP (June 7th-9th), a weekend long writers’ conference in Oxford, Mississippi. Have your work read and discussed by published and critically acclaimed authors in one of America’s great writing towns. This year’s faculty features fiction writers […]

The 38th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference

The 38th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference  FAULKNER’S GEOGRAPHIES SOUTHERN LITERARY GEOGRAPHIES July 17–21, 2011 Oxford, MS      The 2011 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference will examine the topic “Faulkner’s Geographies/Southern Literary Geographies” through five days of lectures and discussion by literary scholars and critics. In addition to formal lectures, there will be several shorter panel […]

Hone Writing Skills in Faulkner Town

The Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers Workshop Oxford, MS.   June 10 to 12, 2011       The Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers Workshop  features craft talks, publishing panels, open mics and social hours, including a trip to the famous Taylor Grocery Catfish in Taylor, MS. Featured faculty include award winning fiction writers John Brandon, Scott Morris and M.O. Walsh, best […]

Join Mississippi Writers at Patawpha Fest, April 16

     Don’t miss the Second Annual Patawpha Fest at Yokna Bottoms Farm as part of Oxford, Mississippi’s Green Week 2011  Saturday, April 16 from 2:00 PM til!      In addition to a fantastic musical line-up that includes The Cakewalkers, Shannon McNally, and Elephant Shoe (just to name a few), regional authors and poets will be sharing their […]

The Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshops

The Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshops  November 11-14, 2010 • Oxford, Mississippi It’s not too late to participate in a gathering of the top creative nonfiction writers and instructors in America. For more information, visit: http://www.cnfoxford.com