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Welcome to the Mississippi Writers Page Newsletter for May 31-June 6, 2002.

In this issue:


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 D’Lo, 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 Faulkner’s last novel, was published by Random House. (June 4)

1968: Daddy Goodness, a play by Richard Wright, opened Off-Broadway at St. Mark’s 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)

AUTHOR EVENTS: Book Signings, Readings, and Appearances

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 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

If you know of upcoming readings and appearances by Mississippi writers, please let us know by writing us at 


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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