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The following events all happened during this week in Mississippi history.
1816: Writer Catherine Ann Warfield, née Ware, was born in Natchez, Mississippi. (June 6)
1904: Historian E. Wilson Lyon was born in Heidelberg, Mississippi. (June 6)
1907: Educator Reginald C. Reindorp was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico. (June 3)
1916: Presbyterian minister and pastoral counselor William B. Oglesby, Jr. was born in DLo, Mississippi. (June 3)
1925: William Faulkner published The Kid Learns in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. (May 31)
1939: Writer and musician Al Young was born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. (May 31)
1941: William Faulkner published The Tall Men in the Saturday Evening Post. (May 31)
1949: Librarian and archivist Thomas W. Henderson was born in Jackson, Mississippi. (June 5)
1954: Political scientist Mary DeLorse Coleman was born in Forest, Mississippi. (June 5)
1962: The Reivers, William Faulkners last novel, was published by Random House. (June 4)
1968: Daddy Goodness, a play by Richard Wright, opened Off-Broadway at St. Marks Playhouse. (June 4)
1978: A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams premiered at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. (June 1)
1981: Author and educator Edward A. Jones died. (June 1)
1991: Author and Baptist minister W. Stanley Mooneyham died of kidney failure in Los Angeles, California. (June 3)
June 26: Square Books, Oxford, Mississippi
Novelist Joe Kanon will read and sign copies of his historical thriller The Good German, at Square Books in Oxford. Visit www.squarebooks.com for details.
July 21-26: 29th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference
Faulkner and His Contemporaries
The University of Mississippi, Oxford
Conference and registration information is now available on the web at the www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/faulkner/.
If you know of upcoming readings and appearances by Mississippi writers, please let us know by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following events are planned for the coming weeks and months. You may wish to begin planning now to attend or participate.
November 11, 2002
Poetry Reading by J. D. McClatchy, Bondurant Hall Auditorium, The University of Mississippi campus, in Oxford.
February 6, 2003
U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2002) Billy Collins reads from his poetry and offers commentary on his work and other matters. Bondurant Hall Auditorium, The University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.
February 17, 2003
A reading by Clifton L. Taulbert on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.
April 10-13, 2003
Oxford Conference for the Book, Oxford, Mississippi.
July 20-25, 2003
30th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
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