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Oxford Conference for the Book: "University Press of Mississippi: The Next Fifty Years"

Online Mar 08 12:00 pm - Mar 12 12:00 pm

Oxford Conference for the Book Panel: "University Press of Mississippi: The Next Fifty Years"

History is Lunch: Your Heritage Will Still Remain

Online Mar 10 12:00 pm

Michael J. Goleman will discuss his book, new in paperback, YOUR HERITAGE WILL STILL REMAIN RACIAL IDENTITY AND MISSISSIPPI'S LOST CAUSE for History is Lunch.

History is Lunch: Dusti Bongé, Art and Life

Online Mar 17 12:00 pm

J. Richard Gruber will talk about his book DUSTI BONGÉ, ART AND LIFE for History is Lunch.

Jessica B. Harris speaks at Community Day: Telling Tales Of The Diaspora

Online Mar 20 12:00 pm

Jessica B. Harris will speak as part of the Smithsonian's Making African America, a virtual symposium on immigration and the changing dynamics of blackness. She will talk about her new book VINTAGE POSTCARDS FROM THE AFRICAN WORLD. This Community Day is presented as part of The Making African America symposium, a series brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. The symposium takes place over three weekends in March. To see the full schedule and more information about the symposium visit

Felder Rushing on Facebook LIVE at Lemuria Books

Online Mar 23 12:00 pm

Renowned garden journalist Felder Rushing talks about his new book MAVERICK GARDENERS: DR. DIRT AND OTHER DETERMINED INDEPENDENT GARDENERS. In this book, Felder delves deeply into the psychology of what motivates and sustains the Keepers of the Garden Flame.

Larry Wells talks with Adriana Trigiani about IN FAULKNER'S SHADOW on Adriana Ink

Online Mar 23 05:00 pm

Adriana Trigiani interviews Larry Wells, author of IN FAULKNER'S SHADOW: A MEMOIR
Every Tuesday evening, Adriana goes live to connect with readers, interview guests and giveaway favorite books on her Facebook Live show Adriana Ink. Adriana’s audience is growing each week, with a reach of 436k+! Adriana’s guests include Amor Towles, Kathie Lee Gifford, Michael J. Fox, Matthew McConaughey, Colum McCann, Erik Larson, Elin Hilderbrand, David Baldacci, André Leon Talley, Kristin Hannah, Douglas Brinkley, John Grisham, Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey, and more… with many more to come!

Demystifying Academia: Mentorship, Writing, and Publishing

Online Mar 25 03:30 pm

March 25 from 3:30–5:00 CST with Dr. Lisa Corrigan (Professor of Communication and Director of the Gender Studies Program, University of Arkansas) and Curtis Chamblee (doctoral student, University of Memphis)  

Join us for this frank conversation between award-winning UPM author Lisa M. Corrigan and doctoral student Curtis Chamblee as they talk through writing, publishing, the job market (academic and non-academic careers), scholar-activism, and other mystifying aspects of being an academic today. 

Curtis Chamblee is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Memphis.  His research lies at the intersection of race, social movements, and popular culture.

Lisa M. Corrigan is the author of Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation and Black Feelings: Race and Affect in the Long Sixties, both published by University Press of Mississippi.

Request your ZOOM invitation by emailing Kristin Kirkpatrick.

Kathleen Collins in Conversation With Boston Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert

Online Apr 06 06:00 pm

Please join us and author Kathleen Collins for a fun conversation, as she discusses her latest book, FROM RABBIT EARS TO THE RABBIT HOLE: A LIFE WITH TELEVISION with the Boston Globe's TV Critic, Matthew Gilbert.
Kathleen Collins is professor and librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She is author of Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows and Dr. Joyce Brothers: The Founding Mother of TV Psychology. Her work has also appeared in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, Critical Studies in Television, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies.
Matthew Gilbert is the TV critic at the Boston Globe. Before that, he covered books and movies for the Globe, as well as celebrity and author interviews. He has written for Slate and and was the managing editor of the Boston Review. His book Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2014.

History is Lunch: The Horn Island Logs of Walter Anderson

Online Apr 07 12:00 pm

Mattie Coddling from the Walter Anderson Museum will discuss THE HORN ISLAND LOGS OF WALTER ANDERSON for History is Lunch.

History is Lunch: Deep South Dispatch

Online Apr 14 12:00 pm

Anne Farris Rosen will discuss DEEP SOUTH DISPATCH: MEMOIR OF A CIVIL RIGHTS JOURNALIST, the book she wrote with her father, award-winning and storied correspondent John N. Herbers for History is Lunch.