Library Leaks

The First Southern Literary Festival, Robert Penn Warren, and Mississippi

In late April 1937, Mississippi's Blue Mountain College hosted the first Southern Literary Festival on its campus. Not only did this momentous event begin a tradition which has endured until this day, the 1937 meeting featured Robert Penn Warren as the keynote speaker. Warren, then a professor at LSU, was one of the founders of this organization of Southern colleges and schools designed to help promote Southern literature.

Blues Tourism Studies talk

The Fatal Dearth of Research in Contemporary Blues Tourism Studies

T. DeWayne Moore

Monday, April 24 at noon

Archives and Special Collections, J. D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Eudora Welty's 108th Birthday- April 13, 2017

Eudora Alice Welty was born in Jackson, MS on April 13, 1909 and would have been 108 today. An author of prodigious talent, she penned ten collected works of short stories, six novels, and two volumes of essays during her lifetime, receiving international recognition for her work.

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