Ole Miss to Host Book Conference and Literary Festival

Ole Miss to Host Book Conference and Literary Festival (Image 1)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – More than 50 authors and other professionals are scheduled to participate in two literary events this week in Oxford.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1gjnEkp ) that among them are novelist and University of Mississippi Writer-in-Residence Megan Abbott, crime novelist Ace Atkins, publisher Amy Einhorn, poet Chiyuma Elliott, novelist Tom Franklin, poet and editor Derrick Harriell, poet and cabinetmaker Steve Scafidi, chef and writer Robert St. John and journalist and historian Curtis Wilkie.

The 21st annual Oxford Conference for the Book will be held on the Ole Miss campus and in the city Wednesday through Friday.

The Southern Literary Festival will be held at Ole Miss on Thursday through Saturday.

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